Wow, that is a big'n to realize isn't it! What we sow into our children becomes what they sow into theirs!
Our attitudes become theirs; our values become theirs; our biases becomes theirs; our beliefs become theirs. The way we deal with failure, the way we deal with anger, their decision making ability, the way they respond to others' needs - all stem from us.
Hmmm. Yes, I know that when they get to an age of making up their own minds, all this can change. However, we have been their role models and we have been their teachers. They say a nut doesn't fall too far from the tree. Let's make sure we are good nuts!!!!