1.  It’s not your fault and you are not a bad parent.

Powerful evolutionary forces make us instinctively move away from people who hurt us.   Kids and teens hurt us. They hurt us big time.

Put that hurt together with the amount of time, energy and stuff we give our kids – this means resentment is unavoidable for most parents. Resentment comes from an instinct deep in the brain. Be kind to yourself – if you are feeling resentful, you are hurting.

Developing Minds

via 4 things you need to know about feeling resentful towards kids/teens by Developing Minds Psychology and Education