In many ways, a family is a single organism, for in truth the child has never left the parent.

When a parent’s inner convictions strengthen, the child grows as well. When a mother begins to light Shabbat candles, her children, even on the other side of the world, find light luminating their lives. If she will begin to go to the mikveh, her children will find more purity in their lives.

So too, when a child changes paths for the good and begins a new mitzvah, the parents, although unaware, find their lives also transformed.