“Your daughter gave me my first lessons this afternoon. She said I didn’t understand children much and told me why. She was quite right. Atticus, she told me how I should have treated her – oh dear, I’m so sorry I romped on her.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 9. Uncle Jack admits to Atticus that Scout has taught him a lesson. Her father has brought her up by instilling in her good values and morals. Here she shows maturity for her age and that she is wiser than her uncle, a grown man.