YBS told me that life is different now when raising kids. This 18 year old had a long, frank discussion with his equally wise and world weary 18 year old cousin, and they decided together that:
Parents used to use the Board of Education, now they need to use the Pillow of Education.
If you want your son to do something, don't tell him. Make him think HE wants to do it.
I really shouldn't complain or make fun. Here is my older teenage son telling me how he wants me to be a good parent to him.
Time to sleep on those boards, gotta put my pillows to better use.