Parenting is often a thankless job (for decades anyways). If your kids have ever said they hated you, you know you're doing something right and that the feelings are only temporary. My 3 yr old has been known to say "I'll never love you" at the top of his lungs when he doesn't get his way. But he always hugs me and says he loves me when things are over (even though he still hasn't been given his way!).
Here's a snippet from a newspaper ad that shows a great example of tough love:
"OLDS 1999 Intrigue for sale. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat … Call meanest mom on the planet."
~❀~ Chelsey ~❀~