I think one of the most important aspects of being a parent is protecting your child, but the above quote gives us something to think about and discuss; controlling your own behavior could relate to making sure aspects of ego don't control you when reacting and acting out.
We need to address our own issues from the past first to make sure this doesn't occur, on top of focusing on what ego actually is and learning to step away each element.
Through inner child and shadow work, we can find a lot of self-healing. If we heal ourselves as best as we can—a lifelong process—it's then not so much about control. As we respond and act from the heart, not the emotional ego space, we can then naturally interact with intuition and true love.