I'm convinced that what kids need today are parents - not buddies. They need someone who will exercise mature judgment.
Remember that every man at times stumbles and must be helped up: if he's down, you cannot carry him. The only way in which any man can be helped permanently is to help himself. —Theodore Roosevelt.
Dont count the things you do, do the things that count.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily.