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-=- that person (whether child or adult) must come up against other ideas, rules, lifestyles, etc... to test themselves. To see if they have really given what they think and believe validity and can stick with it. To be able to define oneself this way is substantial.-=-

Further down in the same post:

-=-Does that make me a bad, overly controling Mom? I do not believe it does and I never will.-=-

So while you say that people define themselves by holding their theories and ideas up against other people's to see if they hold, you also declare you will never change your belief that your controls and time limits are good.

What can this list do for you if you're unwilling to examine your own beliefs, and if you think defending your statements is "ridiculous"?