Parenting: Nurture, Nature or Something In-Between

I had a really interesting lunch conversation with my colleagues the other day. One of them shared with me about her extreme nurturist friend, who firmly believes that the environment she creates for her daughter would determine how she turns out. She is a perfectionist, I would say, and she never fails to create the perfect environment for child-rearing. She would fill her house with books, educational toys and nutritious…