Once during a workshop, we teachers were lectured this by a facilitator:
“See, the mothers of various children are busy with social gatherings. They don’t even know what the child is carrying in lunch box; the fathers are busy with business and meetings, don’t know in which std. his child is studying.
So stop telling your students that their parents are working hard, day and night, for them.
Students don’t need your moral lectures these days. Be friends with them. Listen to what they have to say. They might reveal their deepest secrets to you.”