I think most of today's parents want to provide a better life for their children than the life they perceived as having when they were kids.
They want to provide more opportunities than what they had. They want to give their own kids what they (today's parents) as children did not have.
On Friday I had reached my first successful moment regarding giving my kids something that I, as a kid, never had; we had Doritos for dinner.
I am feeling pretty good about myself at this moment.