Well raised children make rational adults. More rational adults will make a better planet! Children need to learn they cannot just demand things and get them.(Note to OWS protesters) They need to work to get them.
"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy." - Robert A. Heinlein My parents made sure that I could take care of my own, stuff wasn't handed to me. I see kids today, and worry not only for their future but for mine as well.