It helps to deal with the things you're angry about up front... then you don't get so impatient and annoyed when things aren't perfect in your surroundings and no one else is adequately distracting/entertaining you. Because that's the source of boredom.
I don't expect my kids to 'mind' so the issue never came up. Having read a great deal about the societies that are highly successful in that endeavor (like Hitler's Germany), I know that there is no better way of creating adults who will take orders, do what they're told and protect the fascist state than by installing the Command and Control package in kids.
If you want a child to grow up to be an adult who is willing to stand up for someone being mistreated (including themselves), take others seriously and be self-disciplined and responsible, you cannot do it by ordering them around or getting annoyed when they don't obey orders.
at 3:04 PM on Nov. 15, 2010