How time flies. My wife and I have 3 children, now well into adulthood. We recently had relatives staying, one, a 16 month old, the first child of a nephew. It caused me to ponder where the time had gone since my kids were that age.
Parents do not have a lot of time to influence their children. A general consensus seems to be if you have not influenced their behaviour and their self esteem by the age of 5, you never will. A thought to ponder on in our busy, busy lives.