What kind of person a baby becomes is governed by the development of its brain. A saint or a criminal, Shakespeare or a moron, Sir Bobby Charlton or a football hooligan? This story is not decreed in advance by God; it is the product of billions of occurrences and influences from the time of conception, in the womb, after birth and through life — nature or nurture? Genes or environment? Both. But two things can be said for certain: from the moment of birth, the influences of other humans, above all of the parents, are biggest of all; this applies most intensively for the first five or seven years of life, and especially in the first three or four.
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