"Parents, let your children see nothing from you but what shall be commendable and imitable. Be able to say unto your children, "My child, follow me, as you have seen me follow Christ." From your seriousness, your prayerfulness, and your watchfulness, and your sanctification of the Lord's Day, let them be taught how they should walk and please God. You bid them well, now show them how!"
~Cotton Mather, A Family Well-Ordered, 1699