My parents taught me a lot of things, as a young lad I only thought it fair to teach them a few things also. Here is a partial list, Do not hang a bird feeder in front of a window, then give your son a slingshot/wrist rocket for his birthday. Do expect the same results if you leave the bird feeder there and buy him a BB gun 2 years later. Telling girls not to play with matches works. Telling boys not to play with matches causes forest fires. Unattended ladders leaning against the house, umbrellas, 8 year old boys and the movie Mary Poppins is a recipe for an emergency room visit. (The good news is that my leg was not broken). If you have twin boys between the ages of 2 and 12, never, under any circumstances, leave them alone together for more than 5 minutes unless both of them are sleeping. Do not let your 7 year old son know where the axe is after he learns that George Washington chopped down a cherry tree and didn't lie about it, at that age we really don't give a damn if it's redwood or a cherry tree. (Fortunately, the tree fell away from the house). Do not tell a 9 year old boy that bleach turns things white if you have a pet that isn't white. A bleach soaked cat will screw up a sofa, an easy chair and 3 bedspreads. Do not be distracted by cat scratches on a 9 year old's arms, find the cat first. So, what did you teach your parents?