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Do you dislike your kid?

I love my boys, but on the Today show last week they had on some authors of an article. The mom quoted in the article said she loved her DD but didn't LIKE her very often. After several years of not liking her DD she realized many of the behaviors she didn't like were from a neurological issue - so not even the kids fault.

I found the whole thing disturbing. But the Today show did a survey and they said many parents polled didn't always like their kids.....DO YOU ALWAYS LIKE YOUR KID?

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Asked by KickButtMama at 9:27 AM on Jun. 14, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I do not always like my kids (I always love them) but behaviors happen and some times dis like is not strong enough. I think it's normal to have these feelings and we should not guilt ourselves for that

    Answer by misha230 at 9:30 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I always like my kids, but I don't always like their behaviors. There is a difference between the behavior and the person.

    Answer by scout_mom at 9:36 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I agree with Scout mom.

    Answer by ksmootchies at 9:42 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • i love my boys but sometimes they act out so bad to where i wanna walk away

    Answer by Sara_Carter at 9:49 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I always like my kids. I will disagree with their behavior but still they are just kids and that doesn't give me a reason to not like them.


    Answer by My3Ez at 10:05 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I LOVE all of my children, all of the time. Now there are times when they upset or disappoint me, but I will never not like or love my children.

    Answer by ShirreeM at 10:14 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • i don't like some of my daughter's ways but she also has a neurological issue so I try to see past it.... actually when she acts that way I cry and feel guilty because I think I caused her to be that way during my pregnancy with her. BTW I do all the dramatic stuff behind closed doors. lol. She's a wonderful kid though & I wouldn't trade her for any other.

    Answer by mrsary at 10:29 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I always like my children but I am not sure if I always will when they are teenagers haha. Although I will always love them tremendously.

    Answer by mlmsm928 at 11:13 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • No...I always love them but sometimes it's really hard to like them too.

    Answer by monshine2 at 12:54 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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