Grown-up children should look after their elderly parents.

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Postby Bambang » Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:02 am

crystalfrogw wrote:surely...
only animals will leave when they grow up instead of take care of their parents.
but we are human beings knowing that we should repay our parents' love.......



My dear friends.
How about a father who didn't want to admit his child because he was not sure if the child was his biological child. He thought that the child was a reasult of affair between his wife and her boybriend???

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Postby Konstantin » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:41 am

BOGINYA wrote:I consider, that children have to take care of their old parents.

Of course, we must to care about our parents, but many countries have a special institutions for care about them. In Russua, for example, every man must to care about own parents. Besides it, the government care about the elderly people. But a level of their life is very low.
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Postby Tora » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:31 am

did you guys all come from the same playground? nice to meet you here anyway :lol:

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Postby Bambang » Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:30 pm

Welcome, Russians.

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Postby hedwig14 » Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:32 am

ofcourse, and it's not enough. the only way where we can rapay our parents is when we have children of our own. we should have that sense of gratitude to them.

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Postby Konstantin » Fri Oct 05, 2007 6:29 am

So, but what about an elderly people, who can't cares about themselves and what relatives don't want to care about them? Does the government have to care about them and would it really do it? :?:

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Postby Konstantin » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:01 am

bambang wrote:Welcome, Russians.

Thanks, nice to be here! :)
I always want to speak english with other people (not with russians!) :)
So, it's a people law - fistly parents care about you, then - you have to care about them. But not always parents are friends to their children...

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Postby Tora » Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:18 am

Konstantin wrote:
bambang wrote:Welcome, Russians.

Thanks, nice to be here! :)
I always want to speak english with other people (not with russians!) :)
So, it's a people law - fistly parents care about you, then - you have to care about them. But not always parents are friends to their children...


Oh you snob! :lol: Don't want to bother you with my poor and humble knowledge of English, but tell, please, where have you all come from? Seems like your teacher has discovered this web-site and you joined successfully :wink:

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Postby Konstantin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:22 am

Tora, this things usually discusses in a private messages! :D :D :D
But special for you: I'm from Voljsky, it's under Volgograd. :) I always want to speak English with real people, who live in englishword counties. But I speak very bad... :cry:
So! If people have only one parent, what do they must to do? If one of parents left family many times ago? Not dead, but left! :?: :?: :?:

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Postby Konstantin » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:39 am

Ded wrote:There are many children in our country whom have one parent. How do you think, must they care about his or her one parent(mother or father), who has grown his child all his life better or not?

I think - yes. If you really love your one parent, you have to care about him, if he needs for it.

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Postby Krisi » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:01 pm

If we find happiness in caring for others why can't we to our own parents. However, (I think) this cannot be carried out as a law because it is very depressing to the elderly if the child is unwilling. (Instead of living longer ... you know what I mean, don't you? :roll: )

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Postby spaintaiwan » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:51 pm

Be honest, it's quite controdictory. My personal experience is I did took after my Mom very well as she raised me up very hardly. I appreciate her a lot and nothing can describe how I'm grateful for her. But, ironically, I did nothing to my Dad as he never took his responsibility to the family when I was a child. His behavior hurt me a lot....

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Postby Bambang » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:15 pm

spaintaiwan wrote:Be honest, it's quite controdictory. My personal experience is I did took after my Mom very well as she raised me up very hardly. I appreciate her a lot and nothing can describe how I'm grateful for her. But, ironically, I did nothing to my Dad as he never took his responsibility to the family when I was a child. His behavior hurt me a lot....


But, he still is your father.
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Postby Annaa » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:02 am

Yeah of course that we need to look after for our parents.Cuz only they cared for us,didn`t sleep at night for us,creid when we cried,smiled when me smiled,only they were happy when we were,only they were angry when we were angry.It`s our task to love them,to care for them and to look after for them cuz they are the best gift that God can send to a child.In my country 98 % or 99% of boys look after their parents,it`s a custom.
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Postby Bambang » Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:44 am

offspring wrote:I think that looking after elderly parents is a kind of appreciation for their effort to bring us up. Undoubtedly they sacrificed a lot during our growing up.
In addition, the day we will need our children's help is not so far. Therefore the personal example to our own children is the best way to teach them to take care for us later.


I couldn't agree more.
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Postby mohamedadel » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:18 pm

we must

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Postby hedwig14 » Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:55 am

yup..they really should.. it's the best way to return what they have done for us when we were younger.

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Postby SNAZZY » Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:06 pm

Do you know when a man understands the real inner feelings of an elderly person or an aged person? When he himself become an aged person. Here I have mentioned words like man or himself which are also refering to a woman.Yes.Very few can understand the trauma what he goes through in his ripe-age or advanced age. For example a son realises his father's frustration when he's neglected by him when his son neglects him when he turns old. And this goes on and on generation after generation.Then what is the solution for this indifferent attitude? Should parents expect their children to look after them when they turn old?
You have to take me as an example. I'm in early fifties.Eventhough this is not an age to depend on children but even at the later stage I do not wish to depend on anybody that includes even my children. I even feel I will be disturbing them. Instead Ipray to God that let him bless me with good health and make me work till the last day of my life! One might ask me whether it is possible? My answer is BIG YES. Your mind is your age.There are many things you can do where you require mental strength not your physical strength. Your education also come handy. Dear Parents depend on yourseves and teach the same to your children. But one important factor don't foget. You have to keep yourself healthy. Shall we prove this to the world dear parents ?
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Postby Jessiejin » Sat Oct 24, 2009 6:20 am

Of course. The grown-up children should look after their parents. As parents spend much time and energy in companying with their kids, especially in China. From a little small baby to a adult, parents contributes all the things that they cherish to their childrens.
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Postby doxology » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:36 pm

I think it is akind of duty , coz they spent their life looking after us when we were children.we should return apiece of what they gave us.

I feel sorry and pity when I saw senior ppl living by themselves no one look for them :-(

Miss my lovely parents :geek:

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Postby Vimo » Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:44 am

This is how it works in my culture. It’s easy; your parents raise you up to be grown man/women. In return, you have to take care of them when the needs you since they helped you when you needed them.


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