I am sure to some extent we can live with our problems being ignored, but isn’t a parent supposed to make that easier, to help us make the transition from childhood into adulthood?
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 everything we have to deal with.
I have had to work tirelessly on myself for myself 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 the support from my parents.
I would say it’s a child’s greatest wish.