1 Kings 14; 12,13
"As for you go back home,. When you set foot in your city the boy will die. (13) All Israel will mourn for him and bury him. He is the only one belonging to Jeroboam who will be buried, because he is the only one in the house of Jeroboam in whom the Lord, the God of Israel has found anything good.
Basically, some households seemed to have a family full of bad people. Now, God would have known which ones if any, had some good in them. But to the naked human eye, everything looked bad. I'm talking about those who had alcoholics for father's and even alcoholics for mothers. And then there were mothers, who had become slaves to drugs and children who were turned out into a uncaring world, to fend for themselves.Many of those families produced much of the chaotic dysfunctional families we see today. They raised up children who did as they pleased and as they had been trained. They were trained by default. In essence, they lived what they observed. Such a tragedy and shame.
There are so many ways our children reap what we've sown that's it's scary. Often we don't even realize how and why they do what they do....Yet the answer is right there in our face, in the mirror even!