When I think back to my feelings and state of mind during my teen years, there were plenty of times I was frustrated with my parents and annoyed with the standards they set. But I honestly can't think of a single instance that I can say I didn't feel loved and important to them.
All parents, understandably, love and hope to be loved by their children. But that shouldn't be the goal to the exclusion of all others. And Bruni isn't far from the mark when he claims parents often half-expect children to be able to raise themselves without any set rules or boundaries.