I am sure to some extent we can live with one or two of our issues being ignored, but isn’t a parent supposed to help us with our issues? Help us make the transition from childhood into adulthood more easily?
It’s comforting when the parental support we get helps us deal with our issues. Knowing a parent is there, even if they can’t always help or won’t always be around, should at least give us confidence that we can get through everything.
I have had to work over the years without emotional support, and although I wouldn’t change that now because it’s made me into the person I am, I still wish I’d had some emotional support from my parents.
That would have made my transition to adulthood a lot easier. I would say it’s a child’s greatest wish.