AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 05: Secondary school teacher Sarah Ward at home on maternity leave with her three month old daughter Esme Kelliher, is in the last week of her paid parental leave allowance ahead of the New Zealand Federal Budget release, on May 5, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand's Minister of Finance Bill English has announced that Budget 2015 will be presented on May 21, 2015. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)
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Kids Get Their Intelligence From Their Moms, Not Dads

Your kid might have their dad’s smile but they have their mom’s intelligence! See what this new article says…

Your kid might have their dad’s smile but they have their mom’s intelligence! See what this new article says…

Mirror.co.uk says that multiple studies confirm that kids inherit their intelligence from their moms. Why? Because the studies say that the X chromosome is responsible for carrying intelligence and since dads only pass down one X chromosome and moms pass down to two – moms “are twice as likely to pass down intelligence to their children than the fathers are.”

Another study suggests that 40-60% of intelligence could be hereditary but the rest comes from a child’s environment.

Read more on the study HERE

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