This makes the way we work with children very important. For example, from early childhood I had two things I was sure I never wanted to do; displease God nor displease my grandparents. Every time throughout my life I was in a comprising position, I asked myself two questions, "Would this hurt my grandparents, or displease God?"
I had read the Bible through 3 times by the time I was 12 years old. Of course I didn't understand much of what I read, but it was enough to give me some base to think from.
Today's children have what I call "Transient" values. I have heard the girls say, "I'm not going to have sex before marriage.... well, unless he's cute." Or, "I'm not going to take drugs...unless I'm at a party, everyone does drugs at a party."
One of the best things we can do for our children is teach them the 5 Needs, the 4 parts of behavior, the things we hold in our quality world, and to take responsibility for our behavior.