Childhood social skills linked to graduation rate, employment and other success factors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health found a link between a child's social skills in kindergarten and how well they were doing in early adulthood.

The study found that kids who were helpful and shared in kindergarten were more likely to have graduated college and have a full-time job at age 25.

The children who had problems resolving conflicts, sharing and listening as kindergartners were less likely to have finished high school and college.

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