There’s Something About Them That I Hate About Myself
Some of our biggest struggles with our kids happen when we see things in them that we know are present in ourselves. We pass along characteristics and behaviors to our kids and, when we aren’t proud of what we’ve passed along, have a negative reaction.
One of these in my kids is competitiveness. My wife and I are both competitive. While my wife is competitive at board and card games, I am competitive across a wide range of things…like merging into traffic. When my kids display those characteristics, I have to recognize that I passed that along to them.