Brigham Young was really kind and understanding of his children. He not only built them a gym on the back of his house that had every imaginable type of physical equipment - hoops, skates, ladders, but he saw that his daughters learned to dance and allowed them to participate in the Salt Lake Theater (those that wanted to).
He encouraged them to attend family prayer daily.
Education was important to him. He didn't have the opportunity to go to school, but he made sure his kids had every chance they wanted to avail themselves of.
When he spoke to the parents of the church, he asked that children be treated with kindness and set a good example for them.
I guess the thing I like most about this part of his life is that he 'chose' to make a home for his children that included more enrichment than the way he was raised. The reports I have read say that his children adored him.
Brigham Young chose what kind of a person he would be. He was really intune with his agency. I really admire that.