16 Interesting Habits Babies Inherit From Their Mothers

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Worrying Too Much Or Not Enough

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Do you obsess over certain things? Are you frightened of flying? Do you worry about everything and stress yourself out? Or are you carefree? Are you able to let things roll off of your back? Do you take things in stride and not sweat the small thing? If so, you probably learned these habits from your parents.

Yes, they could have genetically passed down some anxiety but seeing how they react under pressure will teach a small child how to behave in those same circumstances. Maybe mom was cool as a cucumber and didn’t let anything get under her skin, maybe that’s the laid back habit you inherited.

By watching how a parent responds to potential threats, a child learns what is dangerous and how to respond to this danger.

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