“It may not look important to you, but a child’s play is his work — that’s how young humans learn. That’s a good thing–you want a child who’s self-motivated, rather than expecting you to entertain him.”
You also want a child who is self-disciplined rather than you needing to control him or her. How do you create a self-disciplined child? Focus on guiding your child in making good choices instead of forcing compliance without the child’ cooperation.