So much of the way we parent our kids is a direct result of the way we were raised (whether we consciously realize every impact or not). Some of us actively try to emulate the way we were parented, while some of us strive for the opposite result. Now that I'm a parent, I realize there are so many childhood moments that directly contribute to my parenting style.
I've never actively tried to avoid parenting the way my parents did, honestly. I had a nice childhood with lots of time outdoors and lots of time spent reading books. However, I also never set out to replicate my parents' parenting style. It was only when I stopped to think about the parts of my childhood that remind me of the way I parent. that I realized how much the example my parents set had subconsciously seeped into my parenting. From avoiding pre-packaged foods in lieu of DIY-style snacks, to limiting technology and encouraging my daughter to spend hours outside, there's a whole lot of (mostly positive) baggage I've brought with me from my childhood into my years as a parent.
There's a handful of things I've been trying not to make my daughter put up with (like making up ridiculous songs about everything and repeating them until even her dad starts to think they're normal) but those seem to be a little more ingrained and keep sneaking out despite my best efforts. Hey, you can't win them all, right?