visit your old parents,or else you will break the law
January 5, 2011 2:16am CST
Hi,mylotters.With more and more people enter into their 60s.There are more and more lonely elders.Because the number of kids are decreasing generation after generation.This problem get more serious than ever. Maybe because of work or family,maybe because of other things,lots of people don't visit their parents.And i even heard of such a story: an old man want very much to see his son and grandchildren,but they also say they are busy. the old man is so lonely,then he find a way to bring his kids back home.He pretend to be ill.Friends,do you feel sad after hear this story? Now in china,the goverment sign this into law:parents can appeal to the court if their kids not visit them in a long time. Well,i could not say it is a good thing or bad thing.I think we all should visit our parents often,especially when they are old.No matter how busy we are or how many excuses we got,we should know,we can do lots of thing later,but don't leave some regrets when it is too later to show your love to your parents.
• United States
10 Jan 11
I don't think that it should take a law to convince us to visit our parents. Instead, I think it is something that we should love doing. My mother is not elderly, but she does have a child and grandchildren that live outside her home and we try to visit her on a regular basis. One of the reasons that this is so important to me is because of the fact that you never know when someone you love might be gone. However, the other reason that it is important to me that we all visit her is because I want my children to really have the opportunity to know my mother.
• United States
5 Jan 11
This story is touching but my parents have decided to not have me visit them, in fact I'm afraid they would probably call the cops if I do. My mom is getting Alzheimer's, my dad is by my mom's side thinking she is just getting old. I got an email saying to stay away from their home because my mom threatened to divorce him. I used to visit them alot but what do you do when they just don't want to see you?