"It is an error to use too many words in governing. Instruction demands many words, government few; and these few closely connected with prompt, decisive acts, or they will be mere empty air. A fussy, scolding parent will usually have a careless, disobedient family.”
V. T. Moore, “Family Government” quoted in Golden Thoughts of Mother, Home and Heaven, pg. 141
"When words are many sin is not absent,
But he who holds his tongue is wise"
Proverbs 10:19 NIV
From a mom who has tried to govern her children with way too many words