*When your mouthy teen demands to be treated “Like an adult” oblige them. Make them work for everything they want, and don’t give them a dime of allowance unless they’ve earned it by doing your bidding. You’ll quickly hear a lot less about them being an adult!
*It’s easy to tell children to be honest and moral. Why don’t you try demonstrating it? It’s a lot harder to do than to say, which is why you say rather than do…isn’t it?
Sin has many tools, but a lie is a handle that fits them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes