With all the busy things that you are doing in your current life, there is a high chance that you have been missing out in spending time with your parents. Do not worry because you are not the only one who is guilty of doing this. Unfortunately, most adults have so many things to take care of to the point that they no longer have time to visit their aging parents. For example, you can be too engrossed at work, or your boss does not grant you any vacation leave. Another scenario is that you are living in a faraway town or country, which makes visiting them a tedious and expensive act to do. At the same time, you may be too busy with your own family.
When our lives become so busy and chaotic, we often forget to slow down. — Megan MacCutcheon, LPC
However, do not fret because there are still ways on how to correct this mistake. In this article, we are going to share some of the strategies or techniques to keep in mind so that you can make your parents happy. The purpose of this article is to encourage every adult to remember that you are someone’s one child. As such, you owe it to your parents to face happiness in their faces.
A Simple Call Means A Lot
Are you aware that your parents are not asking too much from you? The mere gesture of letting them know that you thought of them is more than enough. All you have to do is to give your mom or dad a call, especially on special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. They understand that you have a hectic schedule in your adult life, which is why they will not demand a lot from you. Give them a call whenever you can and make sure that you ask how they are doing. A random conversation can already brighten up their day.
A garden needs water, and fertile soil, (sunshine) and those sorts of things in order or the plants to grow. In the same way, for relationships to grow in a healthy way we’ve got to nurture the relationship. — Mike Brooks Ph.D.
Surprise Them With A Gift
Another smart or ideal thing that you can do is to send something special to your parent’s residence. Since visiting them is quite impossible at the moment, then do not be afraid to go out of your way. Think of a gift item that your parents love. Choose an online shop where you can order the said item and have it delivered straight to your doorway. Your parents will surely appreciate this gesture, especially at times when they miss you the most. The gift to forward to them does not need to be expensive.
Make Them Proud
Since you have been missing out on spending time with them, make sure that you let them see that the time you spent apart is truly worth it. What you can do at this point is to promise to yourself that you will continue to get better. Make sure that you will prove to them that you have become successful in your ways. Your success is always a proud moment for your parents. They would not mind your absence at home as long as they know that you are living the best time of your life. Find a way to keep on giving them a sense of accomplishment because they raised you as their child.
It’s a universal truth that every parent wants a happy child, and every child wants a happy parent. Cultivating happiness in your family is more than just good parenting; it provides you and your kid with memories you will cherish for a lifetime. — Sean Grover L.C.S.W.