Latest post of the previous page:Sorry, I didn't get that across at all well (damned beer!).
Are you suggesting that the child's position is influenced by fear of having the resources for survival (like food) taken away from them? Otherwise I don't see how dominance can 'intrinsic' - it doesn't just happen. Many parents can be dominated by their children, which seems to imply that intrinsic dominance doesn't simply arise, but requires an active mechanism to be established and maintained. Is it right for the parent to wield survival based threats (real or perceived) to establish their dominance?erasmusinfinity wrote:...parents have an intrinsic dominance to the degree that their child is dependent upon them for survival.SkiCarver wrote:2. Asserting the parents dominant position.