As a parent, I have three jobs. My jobs are to love my children, keep them safe, and to teach them about life. I take my jobs very seriously. So when Hunter walks away from me in a parking lot, I grab her arm and jerk her back to my side. If my yelling makes her cry, maybe she can understand my fear.
If I hug my children when all they want to do is run away from home, maybe they will feel my love through their anger. And, if I get an opportunity to teach them a lesson in life, I will jump at the chance to ensure the lesson is memorable.