"Love me, even when I'm naughty. I'll only be this age once."
"Be patient. I do everything for a reason, but I don't know enough words yet to give you an explanation."
"Let me do it. I know you can do it faster and better, but sometimes experience is the best teacher."
"Don't expect too much of me. I want to do what you ask and make you happy, but I'm still little."
"Don't try to reason with me when I'm having a tantrum. Trust me - I can't hear you over my own screaming."
"Keep your promises. It's all about trust. When I'm a teenager, you'll understand why it's so important."
"Don't keep asking me if I've been good. I'm not even sure what that means, but if I was bad, I'd never admit it."
"Don't let me think that you're perfect. I feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes."
"Set limits. I can't actually eat a whole box of cookies - I just want to see if I'd get away with it."