A poster I read when I was a teenager stays with me still:
There are two things a parent can give a child. The first is roots and the second is wings.
If I were a parent, I'd give my child one more thing: An understanding of community. Modern society seems to have completely eliminated our ability to behave as and feel part of community. This, I feel, is the root of many of our problems.
Communities, for one thing, help an individual to distinguish between social and antisocial behavior. The members of the community give feedback when individuals behave in inappropriate ways. This is critically important when raising a future responsible adult.