Tag Archives: nature v. nurture

What makes us tick?

What is it that makes us into the people we turn out to be? It’s the eternal question. Is it all down to the particular cocktail of genes we inherit, half of them from our mother and the other half … Continue reading

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Words about The One of Us

There’s the old saw, usually directed at children, that goes: ‘The greatest gift of all is encouragement’. Like most maxims, it contains a large kernel of truth. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a little praise? And it applies to adults … Continue reading

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Nature or nurture?

What happens when identical twins, born to a teenage mother who’s unable to cope and abandons them, are separately adopted after their less-than-ideal start in life and brought up in decidedly disparate family circumstances? Yes, I know, it would be … Continue reading

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