I believe that everything effects the development of a child and that parents have a tremendous influence. Even you kuoleva, your parents raised you far differently then who you are and that was influential because you knew that you didn't want to be like that. (Although I dont necessarily think the path you chose is the right one) I still think that although you might not like to say it your parents influenced you because they showed you something you didn't like so you went against it.
The outside world such as friends, peers, teachers, laws, rules, places, and other things all play roles in influencing kids. If your friend swears a lot you are probably more likely to do the same. If you're peers play lots of jokes then you probably will too. If your teachers are strict you'll probably be a strict person too. Lots of people and things influence you both negatively and positively. Even food, you could try something and say..oh I love that and maybe its the meal you could end up making for your kids the most or something like that.
Parents (since you're around them a lot) have a major influence. That's all I have to say.
Quite frankly I find my own mind and will more capable of forcibly changing itself than anything my parents have ever done. They say parents know best, I tend to disagree. I have managed my own grades much better since they've gotten off my back about it. Of course, they still don't want to give me credit where it's due, but the truth still stands. As of now-- I appreciate them for the things they do for me, and tell myself I'm willing to do the same thing. Unfortunately, my parents have dug their claws so far into the controlling and strict side of things I don't ever think I'll have a relationship with them that isn't a civil war or of any kind of influence outside of emotional stress.
** They are slightly responsible for me removing a large portion of my emotions outside of the ones associated with being cynical.
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