“Believe it or not, using one pronoun over another can actually
improve a parent-child relationship.
It appears then that a child’s social behavior hinges entirely upon the attitude shown to him by the people who are dominant in his life.
Using I over you is one such example. When Mom tells Joey, “I like it better when your bed is made in the morning,” he knows she is talking about herself.
But if Mom says, “You didn’t make your bed this morning,” Joey knows the finger is pointing directly at him.