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Why Do You Lie About Having Learned to Read When You Were 3 Years Old?

Over 75% of people claim they read before first grade, but according to teachers, that’s exceedingly rare.

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I’ve been a professional babysitter since 2013, and during that time, I’ve looked after at least 500 children between age 2 and 6.

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Melissa Balick

Melissa Balick

Fiction writer with a couple stories published in literary magazines, nanny, reader of way too many books.