why are old parents left by their children

@rsrait (567)
India
November 21, 2006 7:55pm CST
why are old parents left in this world to fend for them self by wife children and socity in gereral.when they worked all their life to give them the best life could offer .
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• United States
13 Jan 07
Times are changing rapidly. There is no respect or care from children like there used to be. Families are just breaking down. I wish I had a better answer, but that is all I know. It is so sad.
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@rsrait (567)
• India
13 Jan 07
Due to both husband and wife working and children busy with eduction and new and other works they have no respect for older parents.
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• India
13 Apr 07
not understanding between both children and parents
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@simran1430 (1793)
• India
17 Mar 07
Its all in the upbringing sir , i know that children ave really become disgusting , in a fly of a second they are just forgetting what the parents did for them these whole two decades and now they are doing exactly opposite of what they should be doing . I really feel sad about the scenario , i hope i could change something.
@Perry2007 (2229)
• Philippines
13 Jan 07
NOt all, A lot of old parents here in our country Philipines are taken cared of by their children. I beleive, it depends on the kind of upbringing parents made with their children. If parents showered their children with balanced love, providence and culture, Children will look after their parents when they grow old and take care of them. More often, it might just be the feeling of the old parents being left. The old parent might not really be left, it might be that just kids are left by parents to do some job every day, leaving their children to nanny, wife and children must leave to work, to give old parent the best life could offer.
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@ladysun (635)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I wish I had the answer for you but I do see it becoming more and more an issue. I worked in Home Healthcare for many years and repeatedly saw kids who never even bothered to come around to see their aged parents, much less actually try and do anything for them.
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