Nature versus nurture is always a hot topic in the adoption world. I do not have the answers. I do however have an adopted 5 year old. Here is my conversation with Brice this morning...
Me: Brice, hustle it up buddy we're running late. Quit acting like a squirrel and get in the bath tub.
Brice: (staring at me with a look of pure seriousness) I am not a squirrel. I'm Batman.
Sarcasm. I believe he may have picked this up from his parents. Nurture.
As Brice and his dad were headed out the door this morning we said our goodbyes.
Brice: See ya squirrel!
More sarcasm. Again, I believe this could be the by product of his father and I. Nurture.
By no means am I suggesting I have the answers. This post was merely for fun. If you want real information on nature versus nurture, here are some links...
Nature & Nurture: A New Look At How Families Work
The Childhood Development Nature vs. Nurture Debate Continues
Nature vs. Nurture: Twin and Adoption Studies