Do you contend that most parents love their children conditionally as long as their
children adopt/adhere to their particular familial/sociocultural/religious script? Many parents strongly contend that they love their children unconditionally; however, if the children elect to go on a path different &/or opposite of that of the parents, many parents become threatened by this-influencing their children to get back in the familial line, others would go as far as DISOWNING and cutting off all ties with their children for electing to have divergent opinions & views from that of their parents.
Unfortunately many parents, while they may say that they love their children unconditionally, absolutely do place conditions on that love/acceptance. One must consider the parent-child dynamic; it can be complex, often rooted deeply in the unconscious. For instance, if a parent has a child who reminds him/her of himself/herself, because of shared traits, that child will carry the brunt of the parent's expectations as well as fears. And which of these depends largely upon the parent's unfulfilled dreams and ambitions, or his or her weaknesses and failures.
I think much of being a parent is actually a rediscovery of oneself, and whether one loves their children conditonally or unconditionally may depend entirely upon one's own acceptance of oneself, and whether an attitude of generosity and freedom can be extended to oneself as well.
Exactly, many parents have their familial code to which the children are to adhere to if they wish to be in the parents' good graces.Children who are most compliant are deemed the favorites while those who are more independent are UNFAVORED.
Most healthy people have "deal breakers" or "boundaries" in every type of relationship from friendships to raising children.
My mother always told us if we found ourselves in jail don't bother calling her. By the same token I am aware of some parents who took out "second mortgages" to help out adult children with legal problems.
Some would go as far as lying on the witness stand or harboring a fugitive when it comes to their child. Personally speaking I'd have to draw a line on criminal behavior. I'm not risking my freedom.
As for a child's sexual orientation, dropping out of college, choosing a career I don't believe is worthwhile I'd like to believe I'd see it has being (their) life. Thankfully I never wanted or had any children.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 years ago
Do most parents love their children conditionally?
by Kevin Peter 5 years ago
Do parents love their eldest or youngest child?I want to know the honest answer especially from those who are parents of more than one child.
by sampurna shrestha 15 months ago
When we say parent, we mean our Father and Mother, We just use one word to describe our father and mother may be because for a child his father and mother means equal, but can a child be loved by his father as much as his mother?
by Shil1978 6 years ago
Did You or Do You Feel That Your Parents Love Your Sibling More Than You?If so, do you believe that there is really a difference in love, or that it is just your perception and imagination? If you truly believe that your sibling is loved more, why do you think that is so?
by chiefmomofficer 16 months ago
Do you believe that children love their parents unconditionally?Some believe that parents have unconditional love for their children, but do children love their parents unconditionally too?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 15 months ago
Do you strongly contend that the complete legalization of LGBT rights is humane or a slippery slope?Why? Why not?
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