“For years, scientists have documented the downsides of growing up poor.
Studies have shown kids from low-income families are generally less ready to start school. They score lower on vocabulary tests and have more trouble concentrating in class. What’s more, being chronically hungry, unsafe, or neglected can re-shape a developing child’s brain, dosing it with toxic stress.
New research published in the journal Pediatric Research in April suggests there may be one simple trait that can help kids learn and succeed in school, regardless of their socioeconomic background.”
How Kids Learn by Business Insider