One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters. (George Herbert, 17th century Welsh poet)
Fatherless homes have become a major cause of unhealthy child development. The single-parent family must depend more now than ever on outside help. School teachers are an important part of the mix, but, as Herbert suggests, fathers should be a key proponent, and we should do our best to help raise young men to accept responsibility as fathers.
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord (Ephesians 6:4).