Listen to Ron talking about how he spends his time with his young son.

Talk about: My son

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Intermediate: B1

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The continuing debate on Nature versus nurture is expected to last long unless a common scientific measurements are set. On one side the pros of nature are defending as the greedy usage of human beings towards nature are letting the world suffocate.
Most of the peoples who are under direct impact are the least developed countries people who are contributing less if not nothing to the cause.
But I don't agree with this argument. As an information age man, I believe technology has contributed a lot and still it is contributing. And as technology is the number one nurturing mechanism and backing the development and good life of citizens.

When you look at what has been in this world before a century and compare it what is really happening to these times, you wouldn't oppose such development to keep the resources forever. Infact, the way we are applying the nurturing phenomenon may have a big room for improvement. We may suggest a better efficient use of the products, but there is no way we can compare to the stagnant arrogancy of dynamic nature of the world itself.

With a great care, I fully agree that nurturing is giving a quicker response to our unlimited desires. I fully support the use of nurturing methods towards teaching a child too.

So funny

it is very nice to find some persons sharing the same interest .i am glad to join this website

I have two children and they're my heart. My unhappiness disappears when I play with them and teach them the new things. Being parent is so great.

This website is very useful learning English

One of the thing that are amazing me each weeks when i am at my mentor's house is how faster his daughter growing up and start already to communicate even though she doesn't know much to speak , but she keeps trying to say new thing , that is really amazing.

hi!
children have very things for recharger your batteries !
my son likes to play football
and watch tv but the better thing is to sleep

Awww sooo cute.Children are always like sunshine in our life.

This is my first comment in here. I have a son. Being a mother is feeling really great. I can always enjoy with my little son playing, feeding, taking care of him, etc. Now he is one year and two months old. He can speak a little words and copying whatever he's watching from TV programme is funny. Our family have wonderful time with him.

What I understand from the phrase "nature versus nurture" I think it implies that nature has its own ways of taking care of things, sometimes we do the things in taking care of children that make them more vulnerable to diseases. We should not try to disturb the rules of nature in nurturing something.
Whenever I have a tiring job I often sit relaxing and listen to some nice music, sometimes I try to do meditation. Playing with my little sweetheart, my daughter, who you can see me in my profile pic makes more relaxed anything else in the world.
I have been amazed a number of times by the small acts of my daughter who is four years old now. She started dancing when she was less than one year old. I have uploaded a video on youtube wherein she was dancing on a song when she was just 11 months old. She started operating smart phones when she was less than two years of age. She would often open a game or gallery or music player whatever she wanted to do. I never feel bored in her company.

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