Every toy has been created with a purpose in mind. As children play with toys, they are exposed to the philosophy that built the toy. A philosophy with views on morality, one’s origins, the purpose of life, the use of money, and self-identity.
The “pick your battles” philosophy teaches children the line at which their parents do not enforce obedience and now there is a subtle campaign to move the line as far as possible in their favor. The parents’ acquiescence has eroded the respect deserved by the parents from the child and weakened the parents’ authority.