A recent report showed that children born to mothers aged 35-39 show the best results in intelligence tests.
Scientists compared the results of three studies: 1959, 1978 and 2001. Not less than 10 thousand children took part in each of them.
Scientists tracked the relationship between the age of the mother at the time of childbirth and the results of cognitive tests of children aged 10-11 years. Tests included a child's ability to reason, memorize and hold attention.
According to data from 1958 and 1970, it turned out that children born to mothers between the ages of 35 and 39 showed weaker abilities than the children of younger mothers. However, a 2001 study showed that the situation changed with the exact opposite.
Modern mothers over the age of 30 are more educated, have a more favorable socio-economic situation, stable relationships and are more inclined towards a healthy lifestyle.
2017, held in Denmark among 5,000 respondents, also showed that children born after 30 are better adapted to life in society, less likely to have behavioral and emotional problems between the ages of 7 and 11 years.
However, 15-year-old children, regardless of the age of mothers, are equally experiencing the difficulties of transition age.
Also, scientists noted that older mothers are more patient, less often resort to physical and verbal punishment.
“Older mothers have greater psychological flexibility and better cope with the complex emotional states of children,” said T. Trilingsgaard, a psychology professor at Aarhus University.