Daddy had heard this story too many times before. He had no hankies left to dry her tears. "Child", he said, with disgust in his voice, "You want to be treated like an adult, you must start acting like one. Stop crying to me about every little thing. Learn to handle your own problems. Learn to listen to what others have to say. Start treating people with respect and they will treat you the same way. If you can't do this, I will be happy to treat you like a baby once again."