As a minister, I cannot help remarking that there is hardly any subject about which people seem so tenacious as they are about their own children. I have sometimes been perfectly astonished at the slowness of sensible Christian parents to allow their own children are in fault, or deserve blame. There are not a few persons to whom I would far rather speak about their own sins, than tell them their children had done anything wrong. – J. C. Ryle, in Duties of Parents