What you say or don't say and how you say things to your child will affect your relationship with him.
Do you find yourself shaming, blaming, criticising, rebuking and all the other ways that can put him down and squash his spirit? Does your speech tend towards the negative such as, "Don't do that!", "That's not good enough!" and "Stop whinging!"?
A positive relationship is based on positive communications.
It's where you use encouragement, appreciation, positive reinforcements, statements and feedback to lift your child's confidence and self-esteem. When you are a source of support and comfort for your child then your relationship with your child flourishes.