Train up a child

If you have children, you know what this picture is about. Sometimes they make you want to roar. They say and do things that you would never do and at times can drive you completely out of your mind. The hardest thing for a parent to understand is that once they are grown they will do what they will do and that is that. Hopefully, they will have the faith you have and maybe a bit more. I think this passage from Romans is a good commentary on children.
Rom 9:1-8 I tell the truth in Christ. I am not lying, my conscience testifying with me in the Holy Spirit,
2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing pain in my heart.
3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers' sake, my relatives according to the flesh,
4 who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service, and the promises;
5 of whom are the fathers, and from whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. Amen.
6 But it is not as though the word of God has come to nothing. For they are not all Israel, that are of Israel.
7 Neither, because they are Abraham's seed, are they all children. But, "In Isaac will your seed be called."
8 That is, it is not the children of the flesh who are children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as a seed.WEB
We can't choose or biological family, but we can chose our Spiritual one. Life is full of choices and hopefully your children will make good ones. The time to train them is when they are young and I think that the parent in the picture should start right now, don't you?