Having talked to people, (especially INTPs) with opposite type parents, it seems not to work well.
As far as I can tell, introverted kids, and especially introverted feely kids seem to have it the worst with opposite type parents. Although, I do think that NF parents would do better with opposite type kids than other types.
The two or three INTPs and INFPs I've talked to with an opposite sexed parent with an opposite type really seem lost when it comes to relationships. Basically, being punished for who they are all their childhoods, and in a way the kid'd percieve as extremely harsh, seems to leave some nasty scars.
The INFPs' usual problems with competence seem to be magnified, and the INTPs' usual difficulty establishing relationships is likewise magnified. It's like the parents constant demands for the child to use their inferior functions demonizes that function in the person's mind.
On the other hand, while type is genetic, there's no garauntee any kid any of us'd have wouldn't be the opposite type, and wouldn't respond (or be nurtured by) our natural styles of parenting.
Any thoughts? Agree/ disagree? How would you deal with an opposite-type kid?