We were reading today in the early chapters of 1 Samuel; and in particular, the death of Eli and his two sons.
We were struck by the emphasis on the fact that Eli had not restrained his sons. He knew what they were doing; yet did nothing about it.
There were tragic consequences to his failure. The ark was taken by the Philistines, the Philistines were victorious over the Israelites, Hophni and Phinehas died, and Eli also died.
It was a reminder to us to not be careless in our attitudes and actions towards our offspring.