Secondly, we have Elly's self-serving habit of thinking that she's the victim of a world-wide conspiracy consisting of every carbon based life form that ever has lived or ever will live to make her miserable lest her awesomeness make them all lose their will to live. This means that the slightest bit of resistance to doing what she wants isn't actually a child having a different opinion because he or she is an autonomous life form. It, as I've said, is because the child hates her and wants her to suffer and is cruel, mean and unfair.
This combination of rigid, stereotypical thinking by a vain, entitled dumb-ass who needs to feel like a man and petulant over-reacting by a vain, entitled dumb-ass who thinks that the voice announcing "At the tone, the time will be one p.m., Eastern Daylight Time" has it in for her leads to a rather predictable result. As we saw when Elly quit motherhood, Mommy lost her shit because she didn't get the answer she wanted and because she exaggerated how 'defiant' April had been, a man who needs to see his children as being stereotypes rather than as individuals and who fears nuance because he'd have to pay attention to the world and thus be defeated by it committed an atrocity because their infantile and repulsive vanity made them think that they were the ones being wronged.
Now, imagine a drama queen like Elly and a loutish moron who's obsessed with how grateful his children are like John being told "Mom. Dad. I'm gay." I almost don't even have to write what would happen. I will, though, just to make things complete.