I don't think that this was intended by any of us to say that my way is better than yours. The bottom line, that I think that we are all in agreement on is that the world is a scary place for our children and that kids need the supervision of there parents. Not the baby sitter , nanny, or the day care attendant. We as parents need to be involved in our children's lives. If we are not, we run a higher risk of having children who have problems that they can't cope with.
A great example of this, is you and your son out mountain biking together. Those are moments that will shape his life far more than a history lesson, or gym class.