In order to keep the daily routine hassle-free, parents tend to please children. However, explicit pacification of the children and bowing to all their demands has only short-term gains.
In the process, children tend to lose respect for their parents. They start to look upon their parents as mere appeaser and need fulfiller. The parents themselves should not enter into a popularity contest as fulfilling all the demands of the children in no way implies that you love your child more than anyone else.
As the appeasement policy does not pay in the long run, therefore, the parents must develop the fearlessness of calling a spade a spade.