Every parenting bond is unique. Even within the same family; you can have a very different relationship with one child than you do with another. They can both be excellent, strong relationships – but definitely different.
Nevertheless, there are a few unifying factors aren’t there? We see them now as adults – behavior that we indulged in as children, ways of thinking and plain ol’ bad decisions, that are not as unique and “against the grain” as we thought they were. We know when our children mutter under their breath about how unfair we are, they don’t really mean it – and that in years to come, they too will be on the receiving end of their child insisting the same thing!