Don’t worry, Dads – children don’t actually inherit their intelligence from Mum

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Father and daughter enjoying at home. Lying on bed at night in do it yourself tent and reading book together, using smart phone as light .
It’s quite possible this child is intelligent because of her father (Picture Getty)

Last week, a report from a psychology website suggested that children actually inherit their intelligence from their Mums – and Dad is pretty much not involved.

Naturally, that got a lot of people hitting the ‘Like’ button on Facebook – but there’s just one, tiny problem.

It’s actually not true.

The post, by Psychology Spot isn’t actually about new scientific research at all – instead, it mashes together a whole load of old studies.

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