One day last week I witnessed three actions of my eldest son Joshua that convinced me that he is listening. He found an Ipod Touch on the ground outside school. He walked to the office and turned it in. He told me he wanted it but it wasn't his to have. He came home from school and started in on the shoveling without me having to start in on him to shovel. After he got paid for babysitting he handed $2 to his sister for helping him out with the little boys.
Take heart, Mommies.