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What’s the point of parenting?

2017-08-11T18:40:03+00:00

As an aside in a recent blog, I made the statement that, "shared environmental effects like parenting have no effect on adult’s behaviour, characteristics, values or beliefs." This excited quite a bit of handbag clutching so I've decided to delve a little more deeply into the evidence supporting this contentious claim. It is, I hope, unlikely to upset anyone to point out that identical twin share (virtually) 100% of their genetic material*. It's also uncontroversial to note that despite this, there are often observable differences in the behaviour and personalities of identical twins. What accounts for these differences is referred to [...]

What’s the point of parenting?2017-08-11T18:40:03+00:00

What's the point of parenting?

2017-08-11T18:40:03+00:00

As an aside in a recent blog, I made the statement that, "shared environmental effects like parenting have no effect on adult’s behaviour, characteristics, values or beliefs." This excited quite a bit of handbag clutching so I've decided to delve a little more deeply into the evidence supporting this contentious claim. It is, I hope, unlikely to upset anyone to point out that identical twin share (virtually) 100% of their genetic material*. It's also uncontroversial to note that despite this, there are often observable differences in the behaviour and personalities of identical twins. What accounts for these differences is referred to [...]

What's the point of parenting?2017-08-11T18:40:03+00:00