Whilst perusing youtube I found a clip of Chris Rock on The Daily Show. Jon Stewart asked him about being a dad (he has a 9-month old daughter) and he said his only goal was to "keep her off the pole." His overall parenting advice is to keep your daughter off the pole and your son off the pipe.
So if my kids don’t end up strippers or crack addicts then I can consider myself a success. When you look at it that way parenting doesn’t seem too hard.