Although we sometimes disagree with the way our parents parent us, it is not something we can change, but something we can change for our children.
Being a parent myself, for any parent it would be easy for us to see why our parents choose to parent the way they do. It is also easy to see why they may no real concerns about our welfare, particularly if we’re living the life they want us to live.
That changes of course for the parent whose children are encouraged to make decisions about leaving home to relocate. The feeling becomes different again, when children go off to university and they’re only there for a finite time.
For those of us whose children do decide to move out permanently or relocate to another city that’s when it becomes a whole new ball game.