What do parents owe their children?

@mypigbox (2245)
China
February 3, 2007 10:43pm CST
When i select a word that best describes the majority parents,that word would be guilt-ridden.How sad it is to see parents become the willing victims of the 'give-me game',only to discover that,no matter waht they do,it isnot enough.How do you think that?
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• Canada
4 Feb 07
I feel that as a parent we owe our children all the love and understanding we can give them . To know that we will back them up weather it is good or bad , to be there to hold them and help them overcome any fears and just to let them know that even if they did something wrong and we may be disappointed that we will never stop loving them , no matter what .
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
4 Feb 07
Yes,that is the duty of parents to love and understanding children.But in many time,Parents told children not to do wrong thing.It is better to children.Always children thing that parents do not love them or do not give them freedom.Children do not understant parents love sometimes.
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@lafavorito (2960)
• Philippines
4 Feb 07
As a parent it's my duty to give my child unconditional love and understanding. Receiving love is such a great feeling and children just can't get enough, so that is why a parent's duty is never enough.
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
4 Feb 07
Parent's love is forever to their children.No mater children are good or bad.
@janmar (115)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I am a parent of three, two boys and a girl. I understand what you are saying but I don't think parents feel guilty because of a game their children play with them. Personally, I feel guilty because I did not meet MY expectations of myself. what I thought a parent should be. Of course, there is no way I could have, but that is almost besides the point. I did the best I could, but I think most parents truly believe they didn't do good enough, there had to have been something else we could have done to make our child more intelligent, more secure, more...That isn't a game kids play, but they will take advantage of it! The guilt goes away for most of us when our kids have kids of their own and come and say...now I understand. That is when the last of the guilt left me.
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
4 Feb 07
Yes,most parents feel guilty for no do good enough.At the same time,if parents give them their due,they will have something of value to pass to grandchildren.
• United States
4 Feb 07
Yes too often parent become a victim in the give me game. We owe the tools they need to one day be wonderful adults and responsible people and future parents! Too often kids are offered toys to behave and sometimes thats the wrong road to go down and they end up thinking they are be rewarded for their behavior! I am proud of my two girls and the adults they've turned out to be!
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@mypigbox (2245)
• China
4 Feb 07
you have two beautiful girls.in my opinion,parents will give them a sense of personal worth ,for self-exteem is the basis of a good mental health.