I am sure to some extent we can live with one or two small issues being ignored, but isn’t a parent supposed to help us work through our issues, so that we 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 anything.
I have had to work without emotional support over the years, and although I wouldn’t change that because it has helped make me into the person I have become, it would have helped me cope with my disability.
That would have made my transition to adulthood a lot easier, particularly with what I have had to deal with. I would say it’s a child’s greatest wish.