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?
It’s comforting when the parental support we get helps us deal with what we have to deal with. Knowing a parent is there, even if they can’t always help or won’t always be there, should at least help us with confidence that we can get through everything that we have to deal with.
I have had to work over the years without the 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 support from my parents.
That would have my transition to adulthood a lot easier. I would say it’s a child’s greatest wish.