When your child screams "I hate you!" and hits you, it's possibly the most difficult time ever to be nice to them! Would you agree?!
We feel hurt - in our heart and on our bruised leg. At this point, it’s pretty hard to empathise with your child and be calm and kind.
So why should we parents be sympathetic with our kids when they say they hate us and turn into crazed balls of aggression?! And how can we not react to our own upset at being hit or screamed at?