To raise the child to be happy, healthy, and successful in whatever path they choose
To help them before a moral citizen
To value God (or deity of your choice) over everything else
To be a free spirit
To agree with your political and cultural values
To get them out of the house ASAP
the "out" answer (rootabega)
Just like a cat or opossum.
It's what someone MAKES of their life...or their offspring's life...that may make them superior.