Oh, how we delude ourselves—blindspots!

We all have blind spots. We all delude ourselves. This is especially common when it comes to parenting, because of all the antirational memes operating in this sphere.

A lack of forcefulness is good not bad

A lack of forcefulness is not a negative characteristic unless you find yourself sacrificing your own desires. You respect your children and take their desires seriously. You need to be sure to respect yourself and your own desires as well.

Differences in knowledge not reason

Any differences in reasoning you may think there are, are an artefact of the differences in knowledge, not any actual differences in reasoning.