the acorn doesnt fall far from the tree

The acorn doesnt fall far from the tree is a phrase most often used when a child acts very similar to their parents in one way or another. They might show very similar traits either physically, emotionally, intellectually or creatively. This originates from an acorn falling from a tree and remaining close to that tree, which refers to children not moving very far from where they grew up or from their parents, therefore they pick up many of their traits.