September Babies Apparently Have An Advantage Over Everyone Else September Babies Apparently Have An Advantage Over Everyone Else
If you were born in September, you may have a bit of an advantage over the rest of us — and no, it’s not... September Babies Apparently Have An Advantage Over Everyone Else
If you were born in September, you may have a bit of an advantage over the rest of us — and no, it’s not just because you’re likely a Virgo (a.k.a. the same sign as Beyoncé).

As Good Housekeeping points out, most kindergarten cutoff dates make it so that if a child was born in September, it’s likely that they will be the oldest in their class. And according to a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, that can definitely be a good thing.
The study found that starting school at a later age can actually contribute to a child’s success — and if a child was born in September, they may naturally have an advantage in that sense.
Researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research studied education department data from Florida, finding that beginning school a little later in life could have a positive effect on a child’s cognitive development, and may even increase the chances they’ll go on to college as well as reduce the likelihood of incarceration. The researchers found, they wrote, “a positive relationship between school starting age and children’s cognitive development from age 6 to 15.”
That may sound like a whole lot to gleam from a birthday, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that a child is guaranteed success just because they were born in September. More likely, it just means that being born and starting school later could have a positive impact on their preparedness for their academic experience.
So while you maybe wouldn’t plan your child’s birth around the month that’s most likely to give them a leg up in terms of academics, it’s interesting to note that starting school at a later age may not be a bad thing at all.

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  • Hannah

    2017-09-17 #1 Author

    Interesting read! My son was born in a September.

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  • Hannah

    2017-09-17 #2 Author

    Interesting, I have a September baby!

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  • Claude

    2017-09-18 #3 Author

    My daughter was born September 8 of this year. I’ll be looking forward to my future Harvard grad lol.

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  • India

    2017-09-18 #4 Author

    Interesting considering I was born in September.

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  • Vantasia

    2017-09-18 #5 Author

    Interesting most of my family is born in September

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  • Jasmine

    2017-09-18 #6 Author

    I’m glad my baby was born in September

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  • Candace Warren

    2017-09-19 #7 Author

    Great read! My little angel is already headed to greatness.

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  • Angela

    2017-09-19 #8 Author

    My daughter was born in September but she is so advanced from being in a daycare/school setting since she was three weeks old and I refuse to allow her to be held back an extra year because of her birth month so I’m doing whatever is necessary to get her in school on time.

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  • Donnalyn

    2017-09-19 #9 Author

    I love Sept Babies! 🙂

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  • Dominique

    2017-09-20 #10 Author

    So Cute 😍 my Boys are October babies 👶🏽 👶🏽

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  • Bianca

    2017-09-20 #11 Author

    My son was just born in September so this is very interesting

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  • Kala

    2017-09-21 #12 Author

    My baby was also born in September 😃

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  • Quanisha samone

    2017-09-29 #13 Author

    My baby turnt 7 months

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  • Quanisha samone

    2017-09-29 #14 Author

    My baby turned 7 months

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  • Quanisha samone

    2017-09-29 #15 Author

    Aw great i love it

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