The Parenting Effect and Nurture Myth

quillette.com/2015/12/01/why-parenting-may-not-matter-and-why-most-social-science-research-is-probably-wrong/

Instead, genetics. This jives with other findings.

Personality? Genetic.

IQ? Genetic.

Political Party Identification? Genetic.

I sense a pattern here.

It's cute in a backward co-dependent way that you cannot distinguish self and subjective opinion

You know what is real?

Propaganda and peer influence. This includes teachers. Let that sink in.
Learning cultural lessons is important (how to speak, hold cutlery), but it won’t change who you are. You can undo false beliefs but not false behaviours, and the high criminal recidivism proves this. Rehab proves this. Our soft treatment of bad behaviour has produced – more bad behaviour. The brain is a learning machine but there is only one way it can unlearn a bad lesson – pain.
As we say, dating back centuries, Bad Blood Will Out. 

Want quantifiables? Your family affluence stabilizes over the generations.

White Governments want to parent new arrivals into acting like First World citizens. Magic Dirt is the 21st century Appeal to Magic Beans.

Avoid the Sociologist’s Fallacy, folks. You can’t replicate it because bullshit is unique.
Within a ‘narrow’ normal band of keeping the child physically/mentally healthy, and relatively happy, parenting doesn’t matter. He dirt child, you dirt parent. He Evil Jr., You Evil Sr.

The academic focus on parenting style was intended to damage the nuclear family via the Patriarch. It lectured like a Sunday Pastor about the evils of being authoritarian, and called it the Authoritarian Personality. You know, like not wanting your child to spend time around thugs or stay out late vulnerable to rape, which counts under the peer influence proven to be a decisive factor in their life. That was called terrible parenting because r-types don’t want the Ks to compete against their own rugrats by investing in their own future K-spawn? The sole response is to shame them for it.

5 responses to “The Parenting Effect and Nurture Myth

  1. That’s what I’m getting at. Mindful, decisive action should trump any genetic predisposition toward unruly behavior. So what does it mean to have ‘bad genes’ if one has the free will to maintain self-discipline? I’m not merely playing devil’s advocate here, and I wasn’t “triggered” by this post. I’m interested in genetics and neuroscience, and I like reading what you post on both, but I’m by no means an expert in either, admittedly, so I’m just aiming to clarify the overlap between free will and determinism. I’ve never believed that humans are total blank slates, but there is some breathing room within the genetic framework, yes?

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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