Ron talks about his pride and joy – his lovely son.

Talk about: My son


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Nature vs Nurture
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I may share my opinions on Nature vs Nurture

I feel like nurture is the one which plays vital role for most people life.
The one who stays with whom and what he think most of the time is deciding his actions.

Genetic is inherited for everyone physically and spritually.But when the children goes up/ moves on his/her life the surronding people/circumstance will play the vital role and it will overcome the genetic opinions

This is the reason as a childe son will accept whatever told by parents.But once he grow and travelled multiple places, he has a different views.I feel this is the reason why conflict comes between the father and son

More importanly nurture is very important because we may not be stay with what our ancestors believe that it is true.Becuase everyday there is a change and we may need to nurture ourselves to move on.

Please share thoughts on my view


so every weekend, my wife and I will take him to parks ..... Is it correct?
I think he should use simple present

Hello arishah,

You could use the present simple here to talk about a habit, but 'will' is also fine. We can use 'will' to talk about typical behaviour. It is very similar in meaning to the present simple but has an additional sense of 'we choose to do this'.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i didn´t undestand this question "The speaker finds raising his son stressful." Could someone, explain me?

Hello minchas,

The verb 'find' can be used to talk about how we think or feel about something, and that is how it is used in this sentence. Another way to say it is 'Raising his son is stressful for the speaker'.

Does that help? If not, please tell us which part of the sentence is difficult for you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank u

i have three child, and this time i am sitting at home with my third child. he is about nine months. yes its difficult with children, but its such happiness. when my children sleep. i forgot all difficults. probably i have alot mistakes. but i am try to learn english//

It's my first story ;)

First of all I want to give thanks a million for giving me the chance to write here, Well, when i get overwhelmed by my daily work I like to pray or if I can't than just sit on a chair and memories my son's different activities which gives lods of fun in our family. I used to hear melodious sons before when I got overwhelmed to recharge my batteries but now-a-days I don't because it makes me sometime emotional and tired,that's instead of charging make gloomy.
From my view, babies are awesome in their talent or brilliant attitude and also for their enthusiasm. I already mentioned about my son and fell proud to say something about him. Once we went to visit a relatives home then he was one year and nine months old and started saying different words. I used to feed him seeing pictures,kids rhymes, animated movies on computer (we have no TV). I never think about what he marked or not. That day when I want to drink him a mango juice by saying about various furniture in the room, I mentioned their TV's monitor by computer.... suddenly he stopped me by indicating TV said it's not computer its TV. He made me to understand that there was no CPU. I was really surprised. It's make me more conscious taking care of him .