It may be a lack of effort on the part of your parents that motivates you to be the kind of parent they weren't, or you may find yourself trying to emulate your parents because you realize the older you get that they really gave you their very best.
Either way, there is no such thing on this earth as a perfect parent, but there are a few things you can do to set your kids on a path to success.
1. Personal interviews
It doesn't matter whether it's a father, mother or both parents conducting an interview with their child, the important thing is that it is done.
Children need an opportunity to talk to their parents one on one. They need an open forum to discuss concerns and to share their dreams.