I never thought about the geek influence my husband and I have on our son. But, it turns out we influence him a lot - at least in my husband's case. Researchers studying British twins have found that children of older fathers (first-time dads in their 30s) tend to score higher on the geek index.
A few immediate thoughts about this:
- I didn't know that there was something called a geek index. But it is a real combination of IQ, focus and social aloofness.
- Fathers' ages matter. Mothers' ages don't.
So...in an age where geek is good, I guess this is good news. (Except for that social aloofness one - that is not necessarily great.)
How do you feel about having your child described as a geek? Tell me in the comments.