There is a new saliva test to find out whether your child will be good at sports. You simply swab the inside of their mouth (ages 1-8) and send it off to a company to test the DNA. It costs $149 and is supposed to predict whether your child has the potential to be a star athlete.
Geneticists interviewed by CNN say there's no way to tell which genes would make kids good athletes because there are simply too many genes. Atlas Sports Genetics responded by saying, "People are misunderstanding what this tool is. We already know that it takes ten years at least to develop into an Olympian. Our testing can help start that process."
I have been thinking about this today and whether or not I would be willing to have this test performed on my kids. I am thinking not because family members already have expectations of the boys that may or may not come true. I wouldn't want to put pressure on them like that. That's just me.
Would you have this test performed on your kids?
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