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larsenreviews wrote:I absolutely think a child's upbringing will influence their love of books. My mom spent hundreds of hours reading aloud to me and my brothers and I know that is a huge part of why I still love books today.
Rumsfeld wrote:I know of a psychological study done on children and their personalities. What was found was that parents have only a 5% influence on their child's personality. I know that when I was little I read a lot but gave up during middle and high school. Now that I've graduated from college I read more than ever.
Fran wrote:Rumsfeld wrote:I know of a psychological study done on children and their personalities. What was found was that parents have only a 5% influence on their child's personality. I know that when I was little I read a lot but gave up during middle and high school. Now that I've graduated from college I read more than ever.
I would seriously question that study. IMHO it's total nonsense but then I have a healthy skepticism of all these psychological studies ..... tell me what answer you want & I'll produce a psychological study to support it seems to be the way it goes.
Rumsfeld wrote:I can understand from where your coming from. I'll look for where I read that psychological study. Think of it like this, children when they reach 7 or 8 begin to look elsewhere from their parents for people to follow. This can be numerous things. Atheletes, siblings, friends, celebrities, etc. As they age that rebellious nature manifests itself. I know very few people when I was growing up in high school who told me that they wanted their personality to be like their parents. Even now (I'm 23) I am nothing like my parents. My influence comes from other people I look up to, not my parents. I actively choose not to act like my parents. This is not to say they were bad parents, they were good, I just realized that who I am and how my peronsality is has nothing to do with their personality or how they taught me to act. This is my experience and I know everyone is different, but from my view-point I can see how this study is valid.
Rumsfeld wrote:Can you further explain what you mean by imitation vs. influence? Thanks.