Nature vs nurture
The nature/nurture debate on the causes of mental disorder generates no end of silly controversy by proponents on both sides.
Research on infants finds significant differences in various measures of temperament at birth. Your young one brings his or her personality into this world. But enough about science. I want to tell you about my experience.
Environmental "interventions" can boost intelligence -- but only temporarily, thanks to the so-called fadeout effect, a new study suggests.
Obviously the origin of music taste is a complex and intriguing topic. One of which no hard science exists (none that I have ever heard of anyway). Yet music is a part of all cultures and all people.
Not knowing what I now know about my personal character as a black, gay man, had my input been requested during the pre-embryonic stage, I probably would have requested that I be born another way. But as the old cliché goes, everything happens for a reason.
In 2006 I helped my 25-year-old son Jamal locate his biological families. I was unprepared for the discovery of how much he had in common with his birth parents, which led me to undertake my own search, a quest to understand genetics and how they might impact adoption.
This bond is also the source of a deeper parent-child love (#2). Later that year, I was late again and had to dash out of
I'm not putting my daughter into a square box and I'm not a farmer. I'm just using the influence I already have to help her develop into the woman I know she's capable of being.