Thoughts and Quotes

Genes We Sow

I saw a picture of the cutest toddler running free

Instantly, I saw the reflection of his Mom and his Dad in his profile

Oh wow! I wondered

What a fine balance of both genes he has picked up

My nephew is doing some extraordinary work for a not profit

My heart swells with pride when I think that he belongs to my gene pool


Essentially, who we are, is a mix bag of genes that we have inherited

Of course, our hard work, our lifestyle has a lot to do with how successful we become

But there are some things that just come into being because of the DNA that makes us up

Just like an apple seed will turn out to be an apple tree, no matter how hard we wish for it to bloom with rose flowers


Taking this theory backward, if we want our child to be brilliant in Math

What is a good time to start working onĀ  their Math skills?

When they are 11?

When they are 6?

When they are just born?

Or when they are still in the womb?

Or before we actually conceive them?


My theory is – If I want my child to be naturally good at something

The best bet I have is by being great at it, myself , way before I even conceive that child

Be so good at it such that it becomes a part of my DNA

And then, when my child is born, the odds that they will be good at it too, are higher (there is no guarantee either way)

What’s the point of trying to rub Math into someone who is born with a different DNA makeup


I have thought about this theory many times

And every time I get the same answer

If I want my kids to be good at something, I need to learn to do it well myself

Whether it is before I conceive them or after they are born or once they are 30 years old

I cannot change the DNA of the seed that makes them but I can show them the path by walking on it myself

There is no other way

And even if I do it well myself, there is no guarantee, ever, that they will follow the same path

After all, an apple tree will never flower a rose

So if I really want roses, I have learn to make them myself on my own bush

I cannot wait for my children to make roses for me

I have to let them be the tree that they were meant to be


By the way, if you didn’t know till now, Apples are delicious and way more useful in many ways than….

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.

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