12/03/2012 01:54 pm ET

5 Ways I Plan To Nurture A Strong Leader

To some extent, your child’s genes determine whether he’ll be a strong leader, according to an article published in Psychology Today. DNA is being analyzed to search for genes that "confer leadership ability and other personality traits relevant to business," and a picture -- albeit a hazy one -- is emerging, say the article’s authors, Mark van Vugt and Anjana Ahuja.

Putting genetics aside however, it’s likely that your preschooler’s personality is already emerging. So what’s a mom to do when her child appears to be less of a leader and more of a natural born follower?

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