Popular parenting magazines and books are not safe guides for rearing godly children. Look around you. Most people in the world and some in the church were reared using those unproven theories. Do you want your children to mature to be like these adults? If you like what you see, imitate their parenting style. If not, seek a better source to guide you.
What is that guide? God's Word, of course! Again, God is not politically correct and nowhere is this truer than as our guide in parenting. God made us and He knows what works best. I have seen young Christian mothers steeped in the politically correct dogma of the day for child rearing, become very discouraged and frustrated. When things got completely out of control, they finally turned to God and His teachings. As soon as His way was employed, there was improvement.
Guide them towards a close, loving relationship with the Father. Teach them to pray. Teach them to love, study, and respect God's Word. Teach them to meditate (That is difficult to do if there is always a radio or TV going. Also, it is hard to accomplish if one is always on the go.)
Teach them trust in the Providence of God and to know that God cares for them personally. God has a plan for their life that He wants them to fulfill, just as Christ fulfilled the Will of the Father. Teach them to pray for wisdom and for the right attitude (This one prayer made our jobs as parents so much easier. It made shifting them to the personal responsibility of their own souls a lot less scary.)
Let them know that you are doing all that you can do while they are young to get their souls to Heaven. Tell them that the day will come when they will have the responsibility of helping you to get to Heaven and you hope they will love your soul as much as you love theirs.
The Bible teaches of sowing and reaping. The Bible teaches to build our house on a rock and not on sand. Often these words are just a song we sing to our children and we give little thought of how our actions today will effect tomorrow. The relationship we give, or fail to give, our children with the Father will come back in abundance to haunt, or to abundantly reward us.
I have observed the results of the Devil successfully using adult children to influence their parents away from a right relationship with God, even when all his other efforts throughout their childhood life had failed. By the same token, I know of adult children who have carefully stuck with the narrower and safer path and in the process, encouraged their parents to be more righteous.
Your job as a parent will be so much easier when your children are teenagers, if you help them to develop a close, loving relationship with the Father from the beginning of their lives. If you don't, you can lock them in a closet 'till they are grown and they will still find a way to rebel.