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When it comes to your child's personality do you think it's more nature or nurture?
March 23, 2013 at 2:46 PM
I am the oldest of four girls and we couldn't be more different. My mom thinks it just nature of the beast. We are just born who we are...


  • mikiemom
    March 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I think it's a combination of both. My ds hasn't spent much time around his father but sometimes he is so much like him that it is scary.

  • babyspots17
    March 23, 2013 at 3:15 PM
    I think it's nature.
  • TCgirlatheart
    March 23, 2013 at 3:23 PM
    Nature. They were different even as babies, before we could screw 'em up.
  • HeartofGold
    March 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM

     I feel it begins with nature. As they grow I feel nurture becomes the main factor.

  • delilahsmom1177
    March 23, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    It depends. My DD likes a lot of what my ex likes and he is not her bio father.... However she has a mix of mine and her biofathers attitude..... I'm already going nuts and she's only 5.

  • PinkParadox
    March 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM
    It's a mix of both
  • Denisethedaring
    March 23, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    Assuming a non-extreme childhood (say, Paris Hilton's or homeless at age 5 in a major metropolitan area) I would say 75% nature, 25% nuture.  When childhoods begin to be extreme in terms of either trauma or privilege, nurture begins to have a more dramatic effect.

  • rfurlongg
    March 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM
    Both. But nature is VERY powerful.
  • Karen2313
    March 23, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    I think both also but more nature.


  • kidlover2
    March 23, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Quoting rfurlongg:

    Both. But nature is VERY powerful.

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