God gave us the gift of procreation – a husband and wife have sexual relations and as a result, children are born.  The parents are then responsible for those children.  So what are we to do for our little ones?  Shouldn’t we smother them in love to such an extent that they feel safe and cosseted? Shouldn’t we see them as precious and protect them with our lives?  Shouldn’t we make sure they can depend on us, and are certain we will lavish our time on them and put forward every effort on their behalf?  Shouldn’t we build their self-esteem so they are confident and know they have a right to their place on planet earth?  Shouldn’t we train and hone their charac