Bringing up children amounts to just one thing -
teaching your children to be
able to postpone their needs.
Basically, if your child knows how to wait, you're home free...
I've been listening to 5 x "muuuuuummyyyyyyyyyy, you've got to ..." all day, I can't see it changing in the foreseeable future. Obviously it's going to take some more upbringing.
Patience to spare, anyone?