"You're not respecting your child."
This was a line said in some tv program by a psychiatrist to a parent. It should've been so obvious. The fact that I, too, deserve respect, that respect goes both ways even in a parent-child relationship. But not for me. It's not that I didn't think I deserved respect from my parents. It's just that living in a very hierarchical family, I was led to believe that this was the norm. Accordingly, I didn't even consider this notion as we're not equals in the first place.
So upon hearing this very simple line, I had an eye opening realization. An important one.