When President Woodrow Wilson was president of Princeton University, he shared the following with a group of parents about their children:
I get many letters from you parents about your children. You want to know why we people up here in Princeton can’t make more out of them and do more for them. Let me tell you the reason we can’t. It may shock you a little, but I am not trying to be rude.
The reason is that they are your sons, reared in your homes, blood of your blood, bone of your bone. They have absorbed the ideals of your homes. You have formed and fashioned them. They are your sons. In those malleable, moldable years of their lives you have forever left your imprint on them.
HT Trophy Child