to bring a habit into adulthood or old age

epistolario

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Tagalog
I remember some parents here advise their kids to undo negative habits because they will bring them into adulthood or old age. I'm not sure if this italicized expression sounds natural.

Some unusual or unacceptable or weird habits of kids are usually outgrown when they become adults, but not all the time. Let me give you an imaginary example:

When John was a little kid, he would always smell a book before reading it for the first time. And he has brought the same habit as a middle-aged man. (= He's still doing it.)
 
  • When John was a little kid, he would always smell a book before reading it for the first time. And he has brought the same habit as a middle-aged man. (= He's still doing it.)

    This is not quite right. This would work: He has brought the same habit with him into {his middle-age years}{or perhaps just 'middle age'}.
     
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