Do our experiences from the past influence our kids even though they did not grow up in the same environment?

I have a 5 year old boy and a 2 Β½ year old girl.  The older they get and the more they understand their world around them, the more I notice how they take on some of the fears that I grew up with. The strange thing about it is that some of these fears that … More Do our experiences from the past influence our kids even though they did not grow up in the same environment?