I talk a lot about emotional osmosis, the idea that feelings are passed down from parent to child, which is how we inherit negative body image, abusive cycles in relationships and similar addictions to our family members. The only cure, of course, is to deal with your internal emotional crap and project positive body image, healthy relationships to people and substances.
I got this in my Daily Quote from Abraham-Hicks Publications and I thought, see I’m not the only one who knows this!
The child is thinking, and receiving vibrational thought from you on the day that he enters your environment. That is the reason that beliefs are transmitted so easily from parent to child, from parent to child, from parent to child. The child is vibrationally receiving your fears, your beliefs, even without your spoken word… If you want to do that which is of greatest value for your child, give thought only to that which you want, and your child will receive only those wanted thoughts.
~ Excerpted from “The Law of Attraction, The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham”
In parenting . . .
It doesn’t matter what you say about your body. It matters only what you feel about your body.
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe about food. It matters how you feel about food (or drugs or sex or alcohol or cigarettes).
It doesn’t matter what you say you believe about men. It matters how you feel about men.
It doesn’t matter what you say you feel about how you are. It matters how you feel about who you are.
Power and freedom is knowing you can control the way you feel.
How you feel always, every time, translates into what you do.