I am sure to some extent we can live with our problems being ignored, but isn’t a parent supposed to help us make the transition from childhood into adulthood? Aren’t they’re supposed to make it easier for us, so that we’re able to deal with all that we have to deal with?
It’s comforting when the parental support we have as children helps us deal with what we have to deal with. Knowing a parent is there, even if they won’t always be with us, should fill us with great confidence that we can get through all that we have to deal with.
I have worked tirelessly on myself for years instead of having the emotional support and although I wouldn’t change that because it’s made me into the person I am, the element of support from my parents, I still wish I’d had.
It’s a child’s greatest wish.