Making creme brulee is one of life's hoops that we all must jump through.
When your kid gets to college, they'll be ahead of the curve.
Most of my friends who have kids, raise them to be miniature versions of themselves...with all the little quirks and foibles and neuroses that parents love to hand down from generation to generation
For instance, I have a friend who loves baseball, so even though his son has no interest in baseball his father has attempted to brainwash his son into thinking baseball is great...which isn't working - the son in fact (age 12) seems more interested in cooking and ballet
"Stoking coals" with children is noble and parents can delude themselves into thinking their children will be different and as noble as their very noble parents - but especially in 2013, what's on the Internet (and even noble Boing Boing) and on TV is more of an outstanding influence than a few minutes spent each day with mom and pop...or just mom...or neither.
DNA does enough damage by making children look and behave "just like mommy and daddy" - to think anyone as a parent is somehow molding a child for a more respectable life is way off base and wishful thinking.
Like my second cousin used to say:
"any person can make a baby, but it takes a hero to make a difference"