In other words, here we find the palpable proof of how much we love God – by loving our brothers! But mind that this love for our brothers (children, parents, husband or wife) does not reach the level of idolatry! What does idolatry mean? To put the ones whom you love above everything, above God. God should always be on the first place.
Orthodox Christian parents cannot afford to be wimps. We need to take the authority of an abbot in our little monasteries, providing our children with spiritual formation bathed in the tradition of the church. This requires courage and mental fortitude, being able to withstand our children's anger at times, and determination to stand against the current tide.