|Efnie said that a child’s fingerprint pattern indicates his or her potential talents in the future.
Did you know your kids’ talents have been mapped out even before they start learning any skills? It starts as far back as the womb, as fingerprints are formed from the 13th week of pregnancy.
In a classic argument of nature versus nurture, there is now a research paper that says a person’s natural affinity towards certain skill sets is pre-determined.
The research by Efnie Indrianie, a clinical and child psychologist from the SMART Centre for Human Research and Psychological Development in Indonesia has found that a child’s fingerprint pattern indicates his or her potential talents in the future.
Efnie was in Malaysia over the weekend for the launch of Dutch Lady’s Kenali Potensi Si Manja (recognising the potential in your child) campaign in Kidzania, Petaling Jaya.
She said that parents can use the information from the fingerprint analysis to have a better understanding of their children, and have an extra tool in their arsenal in stimulating and nurturing them.
From the study, a software has been developed to do fingerprint analysis, or dermatoglyphics, which records and analyses a child’s 10 fingerprints to identify their natural talents, potential and learning style.
At the launch, Efnie also demonstrated and explained the fingerprint analysis process. She introduced five broad natural talent areas of children, derived from patterns in specific fingers, namely Si Kreatif (the developer), Si Berani (the solver), Si Mahir (the actuator), Si Fasih (the communicator) and Si Pemerhati (the observer).
Of each of these five broad natural talents, there are two sub-talents.
|Software can analyse children's fingerprints to pinpoint their natural talents.
Efnie was quick to point out that while the analysis helps pinpoint natural talents, it is by no means a way of putting children in specific categories. Every child is unique because they have different brain functional profiles that are determined at birth. Fingerprint analysis helps parents identify their child’s strong point, but it doesn’t mean to the exclusion of all other skills.
In a survey done in Indonesia by the Psychobiometric Lab, it has been found that 75% of children typically show traits that match the results of the fingerprint analysis, while 25% tend to be influenced by environmental and cultural nurturing.
To introduce this new technology to parents, Dutch Lady Malaysia is organising a series of nationwide roadshows from Oct 5-Nov 25, 2012. At the roadshows, parents can have their children’s fingerprints analysed by purchasing two packets of 1kg Dutch Lady Growing Up Milk. There’s also a contest with prizes worth over RM500,000 in total.
For more information about fingerprint analysis and to know the roadshow schedule, go to www.smartmoments.com.my or www.facebook.com/Dutchlady.SmartMoments. - Elaine Dong