Just_R wrote: I know that you can object that those are the same things.
I am completely agree with you on this point. when the parent shows the kid its disrespect and irritation all the time - that can rather be called with the word "attention", but it is better for kid not to experience that kind of attention. When the parent is starting to be that way when he is with the kid all the time - it is better for them both to reduce the time they spend together. Then, perhaps, they are going to miss each other - and they will appreciate the time spent with each other more. Else way we are going to have another disaster in the family.