Themes in Proverbs: Children are known by their works

Your living affects others. There is simply no way around this fact. All of our    actions have consequences, this includes negatively affecting our parents. The proverbs writer expounds upon this idea:

Proverbs 27:11
11  Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,
That I may reply to him who reproaches me.

Children, young or old, what are your works? How do you live? It matters because you are not alone in this world.

Proverbs 28:7
7  He who keeps the law is a discerning son,
But he who is a companion of gluttons humiliates his father.

Who do you keep around as friends? Your sinful actions bring humiliation upon your parents.

Proverbs 29:3
3  A man who loves wisdom makes his father glad,
But he who keeps company with harlots wastes his wealth.

Seek to be known as one who seeks wisdom. Do this not only for yourself but for those who care for you.