Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
The usual interpretation of this proverb is that if a parent trains up their child properly, they will go on to do well later in life. Of course, there are exceptions, but it stands as a general rule. It is not hard to make a child grow right, if they are trained when they are young, but to make them straighten out after we have allowed things to go wrong is not an easy matter. If we desire for our child to go the way that God would want them, then we are to take the time, effort, and responsibility to train them.