One of the things I strive to do is address some of the many things that have an affect on the family. I address them from a Biblical stand point. Those that do not believe in God or have an issue with God and the Church many not find what I say helpful. But I will continue to do all I can to help the family and help our children.
One of the things I think about all the time is how God said to train up a child in the way they should go. When a child is born, they do not know anything. They come into this world as a blank slate. The only thing that will be 'written on that slate' is what the parent exposes the child to. Therefore, it is important for the parent to train the child in the way he or she should go.
Leaving a child alone to his or her own devices is not wise. A child does not have the maturity to choose what he or she should do or feel. The parent has to take the lead and teach/train the child.
Yes, there are obstacles. Yes, there are trials and hindrances. But it is still the responsibility of the parent to train the child.
I raised two children as a single parent. I know it can be done. Will it take sacrifice? Yes. Will it take a lot of time and energy? Yes.
I often tell young people, if you want to be free to do what you want when you want, do not have children. Once you have children, you have a God ordained responsibility to teach and train them.
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6