(Proverbs 13:1 KJV) A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke.
How about a word of hope for those with young men in their lives. Don’t give up on a teen ager or a slightly older kid. Children are not known for their wisdom. The key is at some magical point in their lives when their mind matures enough to begin to understand the big picture. When they are 16 you as a parent know nothing. Ten years later they can be amazed at how much you understood the world. It happens. Of course, some times it doesn’t.
Remember that your job is to train and demonstrate the “wise” (2450) lifestyle. The one who will need to make the decision to embrace it is the child. You can’t do it for him.
So? Be an example of the life you want others to live. You may not have children. Your children may be out of the home. Young eyes are still watching.