Work as a Team
If you have multiple children, you'll be well positioned to teach them how to get along with others, minimizing the chances of them growing up to write manifestos. By regularly pasting your children in "parents vs. kids" board game nights you'll encourage them to develop feelings of camaraderie and mutual support amongst themselves, which will come in handy when they're abandoned together in the wilderness, as I'll ask you to do next week when presenting the advanced tips.
Control your fear
One of the key moments of everyone's childhood is overcoming their fear of monsters under the bed. You can help your child overcome this seemingly universal fear of the darkness and unknown by explaining to them some basic facts about death, and walking them through a simple logical argument. Observe that if there are no monsters under the bed, then the child is safe, and that no actions are necessary--aside from getting a good night's rest. Then observe that if indeed there is a monster under the bed, the monster--who could certainly overpower your child--would devour him like some sort of delicious sandwich, and that nothing could be done to prevent it. As both possibilities result in a course where no actions are possible or necessary, your child can conclude that the only rational thing to do is simply fall asleep and let what happens happen. Like my father used to scream at me every night when I went to bed, "Do you want to live forever? Well? Do you?"
Getting kids to go to sleep is one of the most difficult challenges new parents face. Yet it seems quite plain to me that this can be solved simply by teaching your child about the history of the 24 hour clock and how the foundation of mankind's economic system is based around the daylight hours--a legacy from our pre-industrial history. Point out that although there is always value in questioning social conventions such as bedtime, one must first understand the basis of these conventions, and to make digressions from the norm only after sober consideration. Try purchasing a colorful mobile which illustrates social obligations for a fun way to drive this point home.