“… sin has become fashionable in our time. They should always keep in mind the following: Nowadays, young people will be granted certain “extenuating circumstances” and will be judged with leniency for their transgressions. Today, a grade of “seven” for conduct is the equivalent to the “ten” – “excellent” of our schooldays. Of course, parents will always try to help their children, but they mustn’t be overly anxious.”
(Elder St. Paisios in ‘Spiritual Counsels’)