Becoming a father totally changed the way I watch those episodes. Before, they didn't mean that much to me--I didn't really understand them on an emotional level. Now, just thinking about Jarok's speech to Picard gets me misty-eyed.
How about Sarek? In TOS/TNG his relationship with his father was strained, but there was still pride on both sides, and his melding with Picard in "Sarek" shows that he loved his son very much. In NuTrek, they seem to be closer.