If your kid hates school, it just may be their genes

April 8, 2015 6:05 PM

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"The knee-jerk reaction is to say someone is not properly motivating the student, or the child himself is responsible," explained lead researcher Stephen Petrill.

Researchers at Ohio State University say genes are at least 40 to 50 percent responsible for a child's motivation to learn. If a middle school student is slacking off, it may simply be the genetic legacy of their parents.

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