A couple of scriptures to begin with.
“Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. Exodus 20:6
And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the land with a curse. Malachi 4:6
I feel short-changed in a way. For all the years I have been reading the New International Version of the Bible (NIV), and to a lesser degree the Authorised Version (the KJV), As a result, I thought that verse said 'curse' [Hebrew 'arar or qalal] as in 'whoever curses you, I will curse (Genesis 12:3), which would be bad enough of course.
Now let's have a look at the English Standard Version (ESV), which spells out the meaning of this more clearly: