Children are born as blank slates. They are small and pure, unaffected by the negativity of the world. This means that how they turn out happens because of external influences us. Jokes aside, children are sponges that soak up everything you give them. Parents have a major role in how the child’s life will look later down the line. This includes their habits, self-esteem, likes and dislikes, and so many other things related to their personality and life.