A child learns by mimicry. Most children, unless they’re severely aberrated, are very good mimics. And they look at the adult and they try to use the adult as a pattern for their own actions. This is natural. Unfortunately, most adults around children have quite a few dramatizations. So the child may start now to mimic the dramatization….
L. Ron Hubbard (quoted in Children Learn by Mimicry – So What are you Teaching Them? | Scientology Parent)