Being married to an eagle scout and mother to two boy scouts has its perks. They certainly have a moral code outside of religion that they respect and live by. Maybe its peer pressure too, but that's the kind of character pressure you want for your kids.
One more thing: In today's gospel Jesus talks about how important it is to be trustworthy, even in the small everyday material things of life. He makes a good point to say that if we can't even handle the material, how will we be trusted with the spiritual; the tasks and responsibilities that really count! Teaching our kids to be trustworthy and responsible is a tough job. Look for organizations at church and in your community that can reinforce what you are teaching at home. Find mentors in older siblings or friends to act as models for your kids. Most importantly, be sure give kids the opportunity to show you they are trustworthy, even if that means loosening the reigns a little!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I trust in you! Help me to be trustworthy of spiritual things. Give me fortitude and perseverance so that I may meet the obligations and tasks you have asked me to do, namely be a mom! In your name I pray, Amen. St. Januarius, pray for me.