QUESTION: Are there times when good, loving parents don't like their own kids very much?
DR. DOBSON: Yes, just as there are times in a good marriage when husbands and wives don't like each other for a while. What you should do in both situations is hang tough. Look for ways to make the relationship better, but never give up your commitment to one another. That is especially true during the teen years, when the person we see will be very different in a few years. Wait patiently for him or her to grow up. You'll be glad you did.
QUESTION: I majored in education at a state university and was taught that children will provide their own motivation to learn if we give them an opportunity to do so. My professors favored a ``student-led'' classroom instead of one that depends on leadership from the teacher. The children will then want to learn rather than being forced to learn. Do you see it that way?