"Your task as a mother, in conjunction with your husband, is to build a man out of the raw materials avaliable in this delightful little boy, stone upon stone upon stone. Never assume for a moment that you can "do your own thing" without serious consequences for him & his sister. I believe this task must be your highest priority for a period of time. It will not always be required of you. Before you know it, that child at your feet will become a young man who will pack his bags and take his first halting steps into the adult world. Then it will be your turn. By all expectations you should have decades of health & vigor left to invest in whatever God calls you to do. But for now, there is no higher calling. I feel obligated to tell you this, whether my words are popular or not. Raising children who have been loaned to us for a brief ment outranks every other responsibility."
Dr. James Dobson, -Bringing Up Boy"s