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comment by caelum19
caelum19  ·  1847 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dad Appreciation Thread

My theory is that just being aware of your parent's negative qualities -- and that they're negative -- is all it takes to stop yourself from inheriting them.

My younger brother seems to have a pokémon mentality when it comes to our parent's negative qualities, despite all but my most recent attempts to make him a more suitable housemate. Pointing out how much he sounds like one of our parents at the right times actually seems to be having a decent affect.