Parents: Here Are 17 Reasons You'll Love a Smart Home

All year round, you do your best to teach your kids the right way to behave.  And ninety percent of the time, they do great. The other ten percent… well; they're trying.

And in those moments when life seems like a struggle, at least you know you can rely on your technology to set them a great example.

We're not kidding – just check out these admirable qualities, and click the links for more information.

1: It helps around the house without being told.

2: If you do need to tell it, you only have to tell it once.

3: If something's wrong, it tells you right away.

4: Even if you left an exciting, forbidden cupboard open.

5: It always communicates well, and it always tells the truth.

6: And if there's an emergency, it always does the smart thing.

7: It shares.

8: It never opens the door to strangers.

9: It's very careful with water, and it's smart around electrical outlets.

10: It doesn't even make a mess on your walls.

11: It gives you a great night's sleep, and in the morning, it helps you if you're running late.

12:  It'll even remind you if you leave home without closing the garage.

13: On family trips, it travels well.

14: On weekends, it helps Dad relax by not cooling the neighborhood with your AC. (It knows about energy bills already.)

15: It doesn't cramp big brother's style, and it helps keep an eye on the younger kids.

16: It's great with your pets.

17: And it even helps you with the new arrival.