Nature vs nurture

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To raise a child is a difficult job. However, to predict a child’s behaviors and personalities, as he/she grows up, is an even more difficult task. Is the child’s individuality responsible by Nature or Nurture? By setting out the pros and cons, at the end of the presentation, I believe you will have a better idea of this question’s answer, and, to a certain extent, a better conception of your influences on your child’s life. Today, the development of genetic science and technology allows us to analyze the genes’ behavior in our body. We have discovered that several traits are, in some degree, hereditary. Also, these traits are controlled and determined by different genes’ expression such as aggressiveness and limit of patience. Some studies have proved the child’s characters were decided by the dominance of Nature (heredity) over Nurture (experience). Firstly, identical twins that grew up toge Continue...


Further, the biological siblings that grew up together are more similar psychologically than adoptive siblings. That's why our characters are not entirely hereditary from our parents and they are not fully learned from the environment. Next, identical twins that grew up separately are more resembling mentally than fraternal twins that grew up together. ther are considerably more alike psychologically than two people physically distinct (non-twin). If a child could not be steadfast to hisher own moral principles or believes, on a negative point of view, heshe could get into trouble, such as selling drugs and abandoning school; nevertheless, on a positive point of view, heshe could initiate developing a quality that hisher friends possessed, but heshe does not. In contrast, Nurture leads the child to become a completely different type of person comparing to the others. Like what we have noticed, some studies found out that identical or fraternal twins can be also completely different psychologically, even if they share the same parents and home. The latter is probably the most powerful external force that influences positively and negatively on your child. For this reason, parents are accountable for children's intelligence and personalities, because each parent transmit 23 chromosomes to the child. Being a conformist, in lots of cases, children try to assimilate themselves among their friends. For example, you can be extremely competent in English, but your child, on his side, is proficient in Spanish, since he was raised in Spain. You do no speak the same language than your child, but you and your child's aptitude for languages remain the same. For this reason, environment plays an important role in the child's growing process. However, they do not split the same environment considering that, in their life, they did not experience the identical events and incidents, and did not meet the same people and friends.