FAMILY The sins of the father ... and mother ... and kids. It Runs in THE FAMILY You can make bad habits as a household- and break them together, too 18 SP RIN G 2018 Bad habits can run in the family much like physical traits. It's human nature to adapt to our surroundings and the people within them, says Amy Johnson, PhD, a psychologist and the author of The Little Book of Big Change: The No-Willpower Approach to Breaking Any Habit. "We want to be close to the people around us ... we want to connect," she says. "One of the ways we do that is we take on each other's habits." Unlike hereditary traits like eye color, habits aren't part of who we are-they're part of what we think. And that means we can work to improve the bad ones. ILLUSTRATION BY STUDIO WARBURTON Your mom passed down her height, along with her tendency to procrastinate. Your dad gave you his hair color, plus a junk food addiction.