Can a Parent Ever Dislike One of Their Kids?

Category: Moral Question of the Week

Mr. Rogers on parents loving and being angry at their kids

Any parent of a teenager (or a tantrum-throwing younger child) has moments when they simply throw their hands in the air and shrug in total frustration. Is it okay to dislike your child (or children) at any given time? I’ve found myself asking myself that question with a mixture of “You bet it is” and “OMG, I’m such a horrible dad!”

What do you say?