So i know im a strict parent. Not a total ogar but i place high emphasis on discipline Ignoring school hols. When i tell my kids to go to sleep. They usually have a grumble. And start doing it. Every now and again i have to say it twice. School holidays they are a bit harder to get to sleep and i admittedly am a bit more lenient Last week i was at the girlfriends house and she was telling her kids to go to sleep aged 8 and 10. It was a school night and was around 10pm. I reckon she had to tell him to turn the tv off at least 6 times. Half the times she was totally ignored. The other half was protest and "i judt want to watch this bit" He only trudged off to bed when thr mum screamed "go to sleep. How many times do i have to tell you. Stop being a disobedient brat" By the third request i was getting pretty frustrated and bit my tongue and felt like pulling the plug on the tv and marching him upstairs. And lets not get started on his temper that the mother allows him to tantrum They say anyone who doesnt have kids wont know how hard it is. But is it just me but any parent that allows their child to ignore them completely 2 to 6 times is simply turning the kids into spoilt, disobedient ****s I just feel that discpline is out the window in todays world. Ranging from screaming kids at restaurants, cafes, flights etc .