Nature Vs. Nurture: Parents Spend Enough Time With Their Children

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Nature versus Nurture has been an ongoing debate for years, ever since the first theorists Skinner, Freud, Bandura, and Bowlby concluded their own theories. Some said that is was nature such as genetics that affected a child all throughout life; others argued that nurture and how a child was raised caused the outcome. Theorists and scientists alike all picked a side and tried to prove which had more importance in life. Where a child is raised is going to affect the development more than just genetics. Nurture affects personality, behavior, and reaction to the environment.
Personality is the basis of who a person is and will become. Children as they grow and develop learn more about what they like or do not like. Experiences and relationships with peers and family shape beliefs and values. At younger ages children are more impressionable and watch
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“Mothers and fathers spend at least as many hours caring for their children each week as parents did four decades ago during an era that in the popular imagination was a golden age of family togetherness” (Do Parents Spend Enough Time with Their Children?). It is true that parents are spending a little more time at work, but still mothers are doing housework with fathers coming in behind them. Married fathers spend 6.5 hours caring for children, married mothers at 12.9 hours, and single mothers at 11.8 hours which all of these have increased drastically since years ago. “U.S. mothers and fathers have increased the hours they devote to enriching activities such as reading and playtime, as well as to basic child care such as feeding and dressing” (Do Parents Spend Enough Time with Their Children?) Even with the rise in childcare parents are taking time in doing simple activities with their children like reading or eating dinner together. The issue is not the work hours but the time and effort a parent will put in to raising a

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