Like Mother, Like Daughter

I read somewhwere that only few traits are passed on from fathers to children. There is also one who said that a child is more likely to resemble his mother than his father because he carries his mother’s mtDNA. This is not true however with RJ as she got most of her Dad’s physical looks and traits. If there’s one trait that RJ got from me it is her artistic abilities. She got my creativity genes and my love for arts.

Last week she made her portfolio in Science. Instead of just placing her materials in the clear book, she artistically put some designs.

colorful art

She loves to color, cut colorful papers, paint and draw. That was me exactly when I was her age. Like mother, like daughter.

Traditionally we think that only the traits of the parent  with dominant genes are being passed on. The truth is kids can inherit traits of both parents, be it of dominant genes or recessive ones. Although children often look more like one parent than the other, most offspring seem to be a blend of the characteristics of both parents.

Your Child and Music

RJ loves to sing so much. Every time she hears music being played, she would sing on the top of her lungs. Most of what she sings are that of Lady Gaga’s and Rihanna’s. I have nothing against these two performers. There’s no doubt they are are both great…they can write songs and dance  but their songs sometimes annoy me and hurt my ear. So when RJ asked me if she can download video from youtube, I answered “no”.  Then I realized I may be a little harsh with RJ. May be their songs are not irking…may be it’s my age that cannot cope with the new generation’s music. Lol!

Children love tunes with energetic beat. It is like stimulant that alters their moods instantly. They would dance and jump and sing. For them it is enjoyable and fun just like playing. According to research, music can develop child’s cognitive abilities, reasoning and motor skills. It can also be combined with drama and dance to develop the child’s artistic abilities and creativity.

So from now on, I will let RJ to sing and create music with her musical instruments. And if she will ask me if she can download video from youtube, I will gladly say “yes”.