Here is a conversation I had with my mother when I was a small child balking at going to school:
Me: "I don't want to go to school"
My Mom: "Honey, it's against the law for you to not go to school. If you stayed home, the police would put me in jail."
Me: "Okay, I'll go. But I'll have tears in my eyes."
Contrast that with a conversation I had with my son this morning:
My Son:"I'm not going to school!"
Me: "Honey, it's against the law not to go to school. Do you want the police to put me in jail?"
My Son: "How long would you be?"
This kid's tough as nails! Consider me thrown under the school bus.