I was very influenced by my parents in many ways, especially involvement. I do have to say there are things that I'm very different from them as well.
For example, dinner time was family time. My mom just put food on the table, called our names, we got food and went back to what we were doing. Sometimes some of us would eat at the table but most of the time we ate in front of the TV. When I heard my friends talk about dinners with their families (eating at the dinner table), I found it so different.
Well, today, we eat dinner at the table together.....NO TV. We go around the table and talk about each other's day.
Also, we never really had limits (unless we were getting out of hand) but I do. It worked to not really have limits growing up - such as specific bedtimes, soda, etc - but, for me and my husband, it works for us to have these limits.
What about you? What's are the differences between you and your parents?