Children need to play, have fun and grow up in a safe place they can trust. They also need guidance to grow strong and wise. Parents need to prepare their youth for life. The most important thing anyone can give a child is time. Positive time helps children learn about order, acceptance & understand their importance. Just knowing someone will listen to them is important. Instill in them a spiritual belief and teach children to pray. They need to learn the importance of respect, and have the feeling of belonging to something bigger than themselves. In today's world it is easy for children to go astray, so parents need to work to provide positive alternatives for them, teach them family heritage, encourage education, encourage sports, offer encouragement & guidance; but mostly serve as a strong role model of what they can become as a responsible adult.