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  1. Callie says:

    I think it’s a little of both. On the one hand, you don’t have to tell kids how to disobey or get into trouble – they naturally just figure it out. But on the other hand, it’s pretty obvious that they pick up some things from us!

  2. Amy Willa says:

    Born with it and bred for it, too! I think the very same thing about Abbey all the time. The best we can do is to be compassionate with our children and model the behaviors we want to nurture in them. . . and when we do do things that we shouldn’t, genuinely apologize and correct our behavior. And when they do repeat things that we wish they didn’t pick up on, we can try (and fail) not to laugh our asses off 😉 *hugs*

  3. Sarah says:

    Wow. What a great question. I wonder the same thing. Does Dustyn just pick up on my frustrations or does he pick up on my loving heart.

  4. Meagan says:

    I really think we’re all born with a sinful nature and it’s up to us as parents to guide and shape our children so that they’re able to work within it. I mean, we’re all sinners right? Of course I think we as parents can have a huge influence on our kids’ attitudes and outlook on life. But as a whole – I believe we’re innately born selfish and sinful. It sounds kids of depressing doesn’t it? Thank goodness for God’s grace!

  5. Shell says:

    Oh, this is such a rough one. I think part of their personality is born with them and part is shaped(otherwise, all of my boys would be the same instead of SO different).

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