Nature vs. Nurture: Related Post to StepKat's Intolerant SS10
StepKat just posted about her SS10s negative bias against gay people ("they're crazy!"). A sentiment that is apparently not shared by her SS12 and SD13.
I've often said, "It's all about who takes you home from the hospital!" when I see a poorly behaved, or well behaved, kid in public. Those are time I think Nurture is at work.
But I also believe you are who you are, as my DD25, DS23 and DD11 have highly consistent "older" behaviors (now) that mimic how they were as newborn babies (DD25 was an outgoing and gregarious baby, DS23 was a quiet baby who "studied" people's face and was careful with his responses, and DD11 was easy-going and sweet. Today, I would describe them all pretty much the same). That's probably Nature.
So when you see your skids, or kids, which do you think is more at play: Nature (genes, genetics, pre-disposition at birth) or Nurture (how they were raised, who taught them through words and behavior).