Family behaviour has a history of repeating itself on future generations. Those behaviour patterns passed through the generations will dictate how we communicate with other family and how we get to live our lives.
Those behaviour patterns will determine our opinions, our beliefs and our decisions. They will also influence our own behaviour. As a result, we will unconsciously fail to change and will continue to emulate the same behaviour patterns.
The truth is that if our parents don’t deal with conflict, we can’t avoid it. If our parents are pacifists, we will also be pacifists. As children, we learn to grow and evolve around the parameters set out by our parents. If our parents and family are positive role models we should become positive role models.
As each generation’s flaws are passed down from previous generations, those flaws will have an influence on our children through us and those will pass on to future generations. Previous generations, whether they know it or not, will always have an influence on future generations.
Therefore, it is our job as parents to teach our children how to develop valuable learning skills for ourselves, instead of relying on what’s been passed down through the generations.