Listen earnestly to anything that your children want to tell you, no matter what. If you don't listen eagerly to the little stuff when they are little they won't tell you the big stuff when they are big because to them all of it has always been big stuff.
Whether it's animal abuse, child abuse, criminal activities or whatever... if you know about it and do or say nothing, you're as guilty as the person doing the deed! BE THE SOLUTION! Stand up for something and do the right thing! - so true!