So most of my extended family (and a lot of my friends/coworkers) have been pestering me about when I'm going to have kids (this behavior is usually met with an angry death stare). While having children is not on my immediate agenda, it has caused me to think about the kinds of things to teach my children. I'm curious, what do you think are appropriate things to pass down? Me and Mrs.DT are planning on raising our children in our own religion. I imagine many of you would argue that this is inappropriate. Is attempting to raise a child in the faith tradition of their parents acceptable? What about matters of personal taste? Do I expose them to my music, or let their peers take the lead in tastemaking? I actually developed most of my musical tastes from my old man (and chose to summarily ignore his taste in art or film, because it was dumb). What about sports teams? I'm an Ohio State graduate and grew up supporting mostly Ohio teams. Mrs.DT is from Chicago, and supports mostly Chicago area teams, and BYU (gross). Parents *do* have a major role in helping shape sports loyalty...do you try the dad's teams, the mom's, or the local ones? I mean, if I move to say, Denver, do I raise my kids as Broncos fans? I'm not sure i'm okay with that. What are some other examples of things that could, or could not, be passed down? What are your thoughts?