THE tug of war between nurture and nature continues to divide experts in the fields of child development and education.

Are intelligence and cruelty hard-wired at birth, and are we therefore predisposed to certain behaviour before our first glimpse of daylight?

Or does the love and support of the family shape our conduct towards others? In which case, are children from violent or broken homes doomed to repeat the mistakes of their parents?

In Away We Go, an expectant couple contemplate moving halfway across America so that their child will be raised in a safe, loving environment, surrounded by positive role models.