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Heredity Vs. Environment
Does one influence the development of children more than another??
Heredity Heredity includes all of the traits from blood relatives that are passed down to a child. Heredity is passed down through the genes. Genes carry the inborn instructions that help make a person what he or she is.
Environment It includes first hand experiences from which the children learn. What children hear or read is also part of their environment, as are their relationships with others. The environment includes physical conditions such as food and rest.
NATURE VS. NURTURE Thoughts???
Another way to say this is… NATURE VS. NURTURE It has been argued over time as to which one has a greater influence on our development- Thoughts???
Let’s look at the following traits and see what influences them…
Hair Color Heredity
Color of Eyes Heredity
General Health of the Baby
Personality Traits of the Child
Physical Strength Both
Relationship With Family & Friends
Level of Education Environment
Body Type Heredity
Birth Defects Both
Risk Taking Both
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