Good manners start at home when we are young,
And there is taught responsibility.
We are instructed how to mind our tongue,
And also shown reliability.
Our parents should have trained you how to be
A balanced, helpful member of the earth,
And if they did we all might surely see
That you were raised up well by them from birth.
Prepare a child the way that he should go
And as he ages he won’t part from it;
The way a man acts now will likely show
The things his folks did not or did permit.
If you did not grow up with care and love,
Look to the Word these things from God above.
Train up a child in the way he should go:
and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6 KJV