In the Veggie Tale thread on this same forum I noticed in most of the responses the main thing that is lacking in childrens lives today. Children need a parent who will train them. Train is such a cold out of date word, but it is Gods word that describes how we are to bring our children up. Children are to be prepared for adult life as they grow. I do not want my child to think as a child when it comes time for them to make adult decisions. Look back a couple of generations, many of our grandparents were married as young teens and already starting families they also had a lower divorce rate and their children turned out to lead productive lives for the most part. How many teens could even begin to make it in a marriage at the age of fourteen or fifteen? We are to train them for adult life as a child.