People who are missing either Maternal acceptance or Paternal acceptance have a hole inside of them that can never be replaced. It seems almost biological. They can only cope and try to move on past their inner grief. People missing out on either motherly or fatherly love go searching for it their whole lives sometimes, and in all kinds of destructive ways. It is a devastating kind of thing.
As parents, we need to realize our importance in our child's life! We can work with this childhood need for parental approval. No matter what age our kids are, we can still appeal to this need in a positive way. I repeat, in a postive way! It is crucial we use this tool in a positive way or the results will backfire and the relationship will crumble!