All children without exception need unconditional love. All natural, mature, sane adults do not; for they are already the embodiment of love.
Power relationships between human beings only ever arise when there is the creation and maintenance of an image. This is true between adults and adults with children. Where there is an image there is no relationship and without relationship all action breeds conflict. If you have created an image of yourself you are bound to neglect your child; creating also an image in your child, a fragmentation of consciousness. Childhood neglect cannot be separated by from the image-making process; which denies the seeing and feeling of the other, a self-alienation that denies love. When ‘you’, no not ‘you’, when there is a remaining with this fact, there is transformation.