???? Not sure where all the words like manipulation, cattle, brickwalls, tyrants, etc. is coming from.
My point was just that to me mom dancing around resistance, manipulating kids into reading a particular book by talking about how she's sad if they don't, etc.... For me personally that feels like a lot of effort to try to make learning palatable as though there is something wrong with learning. It has been my observation this often leads to mom burn out and kids who are pretty me centered and put excessive weight into personal preferences (often of things they've not yet even experienced so they don't actually know). If every little learning opportunity feels like such a big thing, it can feel like a weight to carry.
That was a rant. Full of hot air, but with nothing much behind it nor much logic. I won't debate or defend my rants. Consider them the sacrificial goat for the lions of debate to pick apart. Have at. Bon Apetit!