One of the saddest statements I ever heard as a teacher was “my parents don’t love me!”, if you think that being head of the house requires that your loyal subjects need to make an appointment to speak with you, you are very wrong.
If anything it means you need to kneel below your family and understand their needs and issues. How many men come from a file I like to call “Understanding of the Macho Male Image”, the days when children should be seen and not heard should be laid to rest like Communism. We need to grow-up start moulding your own home and stop all the negative influences.
It’s never too late to tell your kids that you love them, and show them respect provided they too undersand that this is very much a two way street.