Children matter

Children are the most disrespected people on the planet. They get no voice virtually on everything they do. For example, when they get up what do they hear, they hear adults commanding them to do what they please, say a child is playing a videogame ,and the parent needs to do something, like go for an appointment, such as a doctors appointment . the parents say put down the videogame, a child doesn't comply, he still wants to play the videogame. How do most parents respond if said child doesn't put game away ,they respond with if you don't put game away you will be punished. Why is it that punishment is threatened, instead why not simply say ,I know you are having fun playing this game and are interested, but I have an appointment, you can play when we get back.