“Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”
~ Robert Fulghum
I work with many parents who struggle with trying to get their children to change undesirable behaviors. Often they have good strategies, but somehow the behaviors persist.
Upon closer examination, they will often mention that they are not always consistent in their approach. It is not a question of whether the children understand the expectations or forget them, but rather that they consider the odds.