You’re not imaging it – you're ‘turning into’ your parent. A psychologist explains how this happens

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Some parents want to instill the same values they were brought up with. This might include making sure they do chores.
Some parents want to instill the same values they were brought up with. This might include making sure they do chores.
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She never thought the day would come when she would be the one insisting on upholding the random rules that her mother used to insist on when she was a child.

But it's happened. 

Simphiwe Dlamini, now a mom herself, has turned into her mother.

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