Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What do parents want from their children?



Parents are the most precious gift of God to a child. No love in this world is greater than mom's love and no care greater than dad's care. It is said that mother's love for her child is unconditional because she bonds with the child before its birth. Those nine months when the child is inside her womb, there isn't a single moment when the mother is not concerned about the well being of her little one. Everyting she eats, every drop of water she drinks, every breath she takes is for the sake for her child. Can this love be compared with any other felling in this world? It can only be experienced by the parents who have gone through this beautiful phase of life.

Parents sacrifice their life to raise their children. They shower unconditional love on their children, educate them with patience, nurture them with love and care while being firm and fair and spend quality time with them to make them a responsible human being.

When a child is small and innocent he leads a life paved by his parents. At that point of life parents are his friend, philosopher and guide. Once the child grows up and becomes aware of the outside world he wants to live life on his own terms and condition. Parents also want their children lead an independent life while providing moral support from behind. In the adolescent stage of life a piece of advise from parents seems like interference to children. But here one should not forget that parents cannnot stop caring for their children just because they have grown up. Generation gap between a parent and a child cannnot be ruled out. That which becomes height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another. Thus it is essential for children to respect the experience of their parents and patiently listen to their advise witouth any argument.
Parents do not want their children to follow each and every advise. All they want from their children is to lend a patient ear to their advise and decide for themselves what is best for them.

But very few children listen patiently to the advise of their parents. They quarrel with them and take their advice for interference.  They part their ways from their parents and leave them when they need them the most. It is a bitter fact but very true.

Can't we sacrifice a bit for the unconditional love and support of our parents.
We never know the love of parents until we become parents ourselves. The most beautiful feeling in this world is to see your parents happy and knowing that you are the reason behind that happiness.  So before its too late tell your parents how much you love them. Don't expect them to change for you at old age. Remember that as you are growing up they too are growing old. Love them for what they are.

Undoubtedly loving them unconditionaly is what parents want from their children once they grow old.

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