“Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.” John Locke
What this quote means is that parents are ultimately responsible for how their children grow up and how they act and think. Whether or not parents know it, or acknowledge it, how children turn out is heavily dependent on how the parents raise them.
Many parents question why a child turned out the way he or she did, claiming they did the best they could. In reality, the child turned out a particular way because of the parents, because of what they did, or in most cases, what they didn’t do.
Peer pressure, illness and other things may affect what happens to a child, but the child’s character and inner soul are molded by actions, or inactions of the parents