What is a father? My boy gave his beautiful response: "A father is a person who used to have money in his wallet but now only has pictures of his loved ones."
I know of fathers who sacrifice so much, just so his son or daughter will have a better life. As for those fathers who still have so much or too much money in their wallets, perhaps it's time for them to really examine their being a father: Do you need all that money? How did you make all that money! Is money all that important? Is money all that you'll leave behind? Fathers, lets be like our generous and loving FATHER.
Children shouldn't have to sacrifice so that you can have the life you want. You make sacrifices so your children can have the life that they deserve.
When kids are young and immature they may not know this: Being young, they are self-absorbed and do not know that their actions would cause their parents distress. Many parents keep up an image of strength and positivity but they actually suffer in silence. Love is what makes them endure. The mature and potentially successful young person understands and try to bring good news and encouragement to gladden the hearts of their stressed parents. Happy parenting!