A quick Google search of the world's major religions includes some form of blessing children. Jesus blessed the children; Abraham blessed his son's, religious leaders bless children at birth or upon attainment of specified milestones.
Merriam-Webster defines the act of blessing as, "to ask the favor or protection of God for." Regardless of your religious or non-religious tradition, this practice is an opportunity to communicate care and love for our children.
The Bible's Abraham blessed his two sons with specific words of encouragement, details of their inheritance, and prophetic words about their lives. He knew the strengths and weaknesses of each heir, had a vision for how he wanted to care for them.
I will assume you have covered food, shelter, and security. What are the other ways you bless your kids?
What are the encouraging words you speak over them? What are the most common words you use to describe each child? How do your words build them up and give them the courage to face the future without you?
The inheritance you leave your kids goes beyond a hefty trust or the beach house. Your time, values, and character, are influences they will carry with them and choose to model or reject. What is the value of their inheritance? What are the riches you leave behind?
How do you encourage their giftings and talents? How do you communicate your dreams for them? How do they know your love in spite of failure? How do they know home is a safe place to stumble and fall? How do they know you are cheering for them?
Perfection is a flawed expectation for both adults and kids. Imperfect parents raise imperfect kids; that grow into imperfect adults.
Everyone stands on wobbly legs, and in need of a blessing. You are building an indestructible inheritance each time you encourage your teenager and tell him he is loved; even if he rolls his eyes.
Regardless of your track record, today is a new day.