Question for Parents: “Are you angry?”

Here’s a question for you parents: your kid does something boneheaded.  It wasn’t necessarily intentional, but it was entirely preventable.  You discuss with him what went wrong and what needs to be done about it.  At the end of the conversation the kid asks, “are you angry with me?”  What’s your answer?

Is there a place in parenting for holding anger over our kid’s head?  If your kid doesn’t have to deal with anger when he screws up (although the issue is always addressed), will he not take you seriously?  Any opinions?

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