Parenting is a wonderful privilege that brings great responsibility.
Children are a gift from the Lord
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
More often than not, children are learning major value systems in life from the horizontal peer-culture. The vertical structure is not there in adequate increments of time or intensity to do the job.
Gordon MacDonald The Effective Father