Creative Responses to Tell Your Kid When They Say “I Hate You”

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Every kid goes through the stage where they “hate” their parents. It is very painful and you often times do not know how to deal with this kind of a situation. Parents all over the world become sensitive when they hear those very words out of their own child’s mouth. Stop beating yourself up and realize that every kid out there “hates” their parents at some point. The key is to not act as immature as your child by yelling or screaming at them. Here are a few responses make this stage of raising your child a little easier. It can be very effective if you add a little humor to it!

1. “You will hate me many times as you grow up, and I’m prepared for it and will always love you.”

2. “It’s OK; I love you enough for both of us.”

3. “I guess that means you don’t want to go to Disneyland with me this year then. Looks like it’s a kid-free vacation this year.”

4. “I know you’re angry, but that is not an OK thing to say to your family.”

5. “Well, it’s my house, so you’re free to move out anytime.”

6. “ That’s OK, honey; you’ll love me soon enough.”

7. “That’s fine. I’m doing my job then. But mommy and daddy still love you.”

8. “Sorry you feel that way, that’s too bad……”

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