When my son was young, I wanted him to understand the difference between liking someone and loving someone. This book is dedicated to Jarod and the life lesson I was teaching him. When he misbehaved and I would discipline him, he would occasionally tell me that he didn?t like me. I told him that was okay since I didn?t like his behavior at the time. But every night before bed, it was important for him to tell me ?I love and like you, Mom!? He understood the difference.