This is something I have to keep in my heart at all times. I don’t think it is saying that your child will be exactly as you are. But they watch us and learn from us. They pick up on our habits and behaviors. SO it’s up to us to be good role models for them.
There are so many quotes that send out this same message:
“Be the change you want to see”
“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it”
“Monkey see, monkey do”. Lol.
Either way, we can’t expect for our children to be one way if we are behaving the complete opposite. I want my son to be God-fearing, honest, positive-minded, kind, caring, generous, passionate, hardworking, loyal, and goal-oriented. So it’s up to me to show him how by being those things myself.
It isn’t easy. I am human. Prone to failure. I have my issues. But I work hard to not only acknowledge them, but to work on changing them. And hopefully, Christian will bear the fruits of my labor.