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Do you think that a child's behavior is learned or it is their personality traits?

My 5 year old has always been a wonderful child from a newborn until now. She never went through the terrible two's or any of that. So it makes me wonder was it our parenting or just the way she was born or a combo of both. What do you think?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on Jan. 23, 2011 in General Parenting

Answers (15)
  • I think it's a combination of both.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 12:01 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Since children learn through imitation then yes behavior is learned. It can be influenced by things such as environment, hormones and possibly personality.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:02 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Both. I have 5 kids and obviously my parenting style has stayed the same with all of them. They all came out differently, and reacted to my parenting in different ways. My oldest son was always bull headed as a child and still is. His sister was always a good baby who gave me little problems, and as an adult she is still that way.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 12:02 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I am on the middle of the fence on this. I say that because DH acts EXACTLY like his FATHER whom he has never met. (Just stories from his Mom about his dad)
    MamaCyjo

    Answer by MamaCyjo at 12:03 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • I think its a combo
    Charis76

    Answer by Charis76 at 12:03 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • it a combination
    arenad

    Answer by arenad at 12:05 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • It is a combination.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 12:06 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • It's definitely a combination.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 12:06 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • It is always the combo of both:) Well done, mummy:)
    adriennfaklya

    Answer by adriennfaklya at 12:10 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

  • Definitely both.
    thatgirl70

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 12:13 PM on Jan. 23, 2011

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