Successful parenting involves subscribing to a philosophy and sticking with it. For example, if the goal is limiting screen time to play video games or bounce around on social media, you have to stick with those limits. There will be countless opportunities to stray from the goal; perhaps as a parent you are burnt out and just need the quiet time, perhaps their friends are doing it and it is “normal”. Sticking to it means not taking the easy route in the short term because you can see the long-term benefit even if your kids (or pets!) temporarily don’t like you very much.