When I have had conversations with my own children , most of them have the same attitude or thoughts that millions of young adults have today.That their parents ways were to restrictive or were out of touch with today's time. What half of them fail to realize is that we too were once children and we also have experimented. Not on the level they are today, but we did do our own thing in our own special way.What we hope for is that what happen to us will happen to them. That our upbringing or rearing by our parents will bring them back home as it has done for many of us.That is why its so important to take your children to church real early in life, explain to them whats right or wrong and why a man or woman should act certain way or carry themselves in a certain manner.They should also explain to them the cost or consequences of their actions and also show them real life examples what will happen to them if they embrace certain lifestyles.Parents should become their children role model, because if they don't then their children, will look from them in the outside world. My father had a famous saying that I still remember to this day, what every you plant today will grow tomorrow. Which means if you raised your children, to be God fearing children, then in time they will return to being God fearing adults. But if you don't its a strong possibility that they won't. Please give them a strong foundation built on the word of God, that they can take it with them when they become adults. That way you won't be saying in the future, Oh my, my son or daughter is a! Instead of saying that I love them and I am very proud of what they have become.
Deuteronomy 22:8 When you build a new house, make a parapet around your roof so that you may not bring the guilt of bloodshed on your house if someone falls from the roof.