unfortunately we live in a world that breeds the "my dad is on the board"
syndrome. perhaps if you can get them to leave off that and realize that they
will, sooner or later, have to make it on their own, you can get some
results. i'm not saying to approach it that way with the students, but if
you can get them to see that they are ultimately respsonsible for themselves,
maybe you'll do some good in this world.