I Love My Kids, But I Don't Always Like Them

Expert advice for parents of challenging kids

Non-Fiction - Parenting
166 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2022
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Author Biography

About Franki

Franki has over 20 years of experience in the world of children with extra needs— non-traditional learning environments, camping and everything in between.

Gifted in working with kids who struggle with age-expected tasks, social difficulties, focus, attention, impulsivity, and managing school, Franki develops a personalized solution for every child.

In 2019 Franki founded FAAB Consulting where she specializes in support for children and teens who struggle with behavior, emotional regulation, and learning challenges. Franki consults and trains educators, camp staff, and mental health professionals. Frank is also a published author, her book "I Love My Kids But I Don't Always Like Them" came out in October 2021. She enjoys writing freelance articles for Metro Parent, American Camp Association Magazine, Autism Parenting Magazine and the FAAB Blog.
Franki graduated from Michigan State University with a BA in Elementary Education, Wayne State University with a M. Ed. in Special Education and University of Kentucky in Clinical Social Work.

Franki is a certified teacher in the state of Michigan as well as a Limited Licensed Master Social Worker-Clinical.

She lives with her husband Jeff and three children in Metro Detroit.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

I Love My Kids, But I Don’t Always Like Them: Expert advice for parents of challenging kids is a work of non-fiction in the parenting and advice and guidance subgenres. It is suitable for the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Franki Bagdade. The book is a guide for parents to support them during the difficult periods of their child’s development. Taking an approachable style in discussing the experiences of the author during their 20 years of observation of young minds, the book addresses both the behavior of difficult children and the emotional effect that such behavior has on parents.

There’s a complex feeling that parents can have toward their children during difficult periods in their development where frustration can sometimes develop into resentment due to the constant deluge of problems caused by children who don’t want to listen. Many parents end up feeling guilty over these feelings. Author Franki Bagdade has created a non-judgmental space for parents to acknowledge their feelings as natural and not a source of shame whilst addressing the problems with child development that lead to these strains in the parent-child relationship. This book is practical and frank, and the willingness of the author to open up about her own experiences lends this book accessibility and credibility that few other books in this field can match. Overall, I Love My Kids, But I Don’t Always Like Them is designed to provoke thought and discussion on a difficult aspect of raising children that too many parents struggle with in silence. It’s an important work that will help deepen an understanding of your children and validate difficult-to-accept feelings, and I'd recommend it to parents everywhere.