What to Do If Your Son Embarrasses You
In an interesting and passing comment in Rerum Novarum, Pope St. Leo XIII says that children “continue [a father’s] personality.” He is not speaking about his specific and unique personality, like being melancholic or something, but in that a child does carry forward the person of his father in his ways of life and character. Children learn from their parents. This makes men somewhat nervous, as it should. It leads me instantly to self-examination and fears that my children will carry on the worst that is in me, which I am sadly too familiar with.
But that fear is dangerous, because