This is how I have always treated my child and have been scorned by others for doing so! Sure I want his respect but more then anything I desire an exchange of love and honesty between one another! As a result I have never had to discipline or punish him ! I have never demanded obedience ,but simply had to explain in a rational logical manner what I expected of him!
Your peice helped justify all these years of wondering if love is the most important ingredient in any relationship ! I'm glad the older ones have changed their mind to desire affection over respect! This empowers me! Si, amor, big and soft!