This is only for people who believe the Bible to be God's word.
Children are on earth to be educated and molded toward the correct way, and one thing parents can do is to teach their kids to be better in life than they are. For example, if a man is an officer in the patrol car, he should encourage his son who also desires to be in law enforcement to strive to be the captain of a precinct. If a lady works as a waitress in a diner, let her encourage her daughter to one day own a diner. In other words, don't be like me—be better than me! No parent who has raised children should be jealouswhen that happens because parents should desire the best for their kids. A man making $50,000 a year should jump for the heavens when his son or daughter captures that job that will pay $100,000 a year (Proverbs 10:1). But parents who use foul language, smoke, drink, fornicate, gamble, skip church, etc., should have enough sense to know that such is wrong and make sure their children are associating with those who will be positive examples of what is right (Proverbs 4:1–27).
And a final word to the young—take advantage of what is good and take it to the next level. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Above everything else seek God while you are still young (Ecclesiastes 12:1–8).
Hope to hear from you or see you at the services.