I find that i'm acutely aware of how unrealistic these expectations are, mostly due to my own experiences. I have an amazing relationship with my father and I love him to death, but when we were children he very typically expected behaviour which just did not suit our age. I remember him brushing my hair when I was quite young and barking "Sit still. Sit still. Sit still" and getting increasingly frustrated because I couldn't stop wriggling and turning my head to look at things. Another time he told my sisters and I to clean the house while he did the lawns and he was furious to return and find us playing. Oh and he always accused us of being "silly", when really we were just being children.
So yes, the article really spoke to me as well.