Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
In this passage of scripture, the disciples of Jesus Christ wanted to be shown Jesus’ Father. Jesus responded that those who it seen him had seen His Father. They were that much alike, in unity of purpose.
Whether you like it or not, your children are going to be a reflection of you. They will either be a testament to the good things you taught them and the good example that you set for them, or they will be a detriment to your name. We need to be aware that this starts at a very young age. Children are by nature observant, and their brains are geared towards learning and adaptation. You’ll notice that they will start imitate the things that you do and say, not only the content, but how you say and do them.
Sometimes, I laugh but sometimes I cringe when I hear the things that come out of my five-year-old mouth that he is heard. I do everything that I can in order to make sure that my sons only have good things to copy. The good thing is that you start young, actions become habits, habits determine behavior, which in turn determine personality.