It’s easy to look back on our parents’ lives, to see how they could have changed things to make their family life more complete.
It’s the children who lose out when parents choose to live their lives in ways that benefit them, but don’t always benefit their children. Some children are made to fit into their parents’ lives, not all parents will fit their lives into those of their children.
Children want their parents to be present and to offer emotional support, love and guidance. Furnishing children with gifts isn’t a substitute, and doesn’t show them that their parents care about them.
However we parent, I believe it is important we leave positive imprints on our children’s lives. They are huge parts of our lives and as parents, we need to nurture that.