To Train Up a Child Who’s Just Like You

To Train Up a Child Who’s Just Like You

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6

If I heard it once, I heard it dozens of times: The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

My dad smiled when he said it, but he loved to throw those words at me whenever my youngest child behaved in a way that reminded him of me. Anna was born the day before my own December birthday, 29 years apart. We both have dark hair and brown eyes. People pair us up immediately when we enter a room.

 

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