Children pick up and emulate the habits, behaviors and emotions of their parents. Children raised by parents with a positive mindset, good habits and good behaviors will mirror these parent traits well into their adult lives. Most of the successful, wealthy people in my five-year study had these traits. Most of the poor had a negative mindset, bad habits and bad behavior.
There is some science to this. The cingulate cortex is part of our limbic system; the second oldest part of our brain. The cingulate cortex harbors something called “mirror neurons” in the brains of all children to help them better survive by mirroring their parents. This mirror neuron physiology has been with humans for millions of years. This mirror neural physiology is why it is critical for parents to express positive emotions and positive behavior almost from the very moment of the birth of their children. Repeated exposure to these good traits will transform these mirror neurons into habits that will stay with children for most of their adult lives. The byproduct will be children who grow up to be happy and successful in life.