Children, like all men and women, have been uniquely “knit together” by God in their mother’s womb and bear the image of God in their entire person, which means their lives have a dignity and significance that is unparalleled in the created world. At the same time, because of the Fall, children are now, by nature and experience, sinful, self-centered, and stand under God’s holy wrath, apart from the saving work of Christ. Even assuming God’s supernatural work in a child’s life, they remain, by definition, immature and need the loving training of parents, grandparents, pastors, teachers, and other adults to bring them to a mature status in Christ. Parents are fully responsible for this training, even when they have delegated a portion of it to another.