Nature vs. Nurture Deba

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te Nature vs. Nurture By: Rutba and Maryam Today there is a continuing debate between Nature vs. Nature and which factor is most important on a person’s life. Nature is an individual’s genotype, which is the particular set of genes inherited from parents. Nurture is the environmental factors an individual is exposed to throughout their life. Research proves that Nurture is the most powerful factor that plays a major role into the growth and development of humans. The important aspects of nurture are brain development, growth and parenting. Most of a child’s experience is dependent on their caregiver or parents. A new born child is born with most of the brain cells, and what they experience is by hearing, touching, tasting and sensing becomes the building block of the brain. Brain development in infants is positively affected when parents work to understand and meet their basic needs for love and affection and provide comfort when they are hungry, bored, tired, wet or cold. Negative experiences with parents of abuse, neglect and exploitation can overwhelm children. For example in the video Genie the wild child, Genie was raised in social isolation from an infant to 13 years of age. If she made a single noise, her father would abuse her. Abusive parents who use hitting, neglecting basic needs, and other action that lower an individual’s sense of self-worth, have a negative impact on the health of a child. Nurture also affects the growth of humans, because studies show that babies who receive affection from their parents will develop from children to adults who are happy and competent. It is proven that children who lack early emotional attachments or grow up fearful and expecting to be hurt will have a difficult time relating to peers. Nurturing their children the most important thing that parents can do. A parent’s

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