ANSWERS: 46
  • absolutely no question
  • I believe that a parent's love should be unconditional.. There are times with I do not like my children, but I will always love them.
  • I don't think there could be any other kind of love for my kids. I thing if you are a parent you have it. atleast I hope. It isn't something that is taught to you I think it just comes with the role
  • Always!! Like stated above; You don't always have to like em but you do have to love em :)
  • Yes. It should always be unconditional. You should be firm with them, but also forgive them and explain the consequences of their actions.
  • Yes but sometimes tough love is called for..which in itself is a form of love.
  • yes, but that doesn't mean that they should not be able to practice tough love. Ex. If they steal from you, call the police, if they disobey you, punish them.
  • Yes and it always will be. a child is a child, no matter how old they become or how much trouble they create. When all your "so-called" friends have failed you, who can you count on? Your parents.
  • I think it should be. That doesn't mean that a parent shouldn't discipline them.
  • I don't see how it could be any other way.
  • Yes - It should be but sometimes that's not the case - I know all to well with my parents
  • Yes. You don't necessarily have to like your children, but it's a parents job to always, *Always* love their children and be there for them, no matter how old the child may get.
  • i feel always, no exceptions
  • I've been a parent for quite a few years and I've experienced a lot of life's ups and downs. My "children" are adults and my love for them remains unconditional. This isn't a choice, it's just the way I am.
  • Absolutely!
  • Yes lol of course.
  • Yes, parents should love their children. However, I have a problem with the idea of unconditional love because many people use this as an excuse to allow their children to run wild. If parents truly love their children, then they won't protect them from the consequences of the bad choices. However, too many people use "unconditional love" as an excuse to protect their children even when they do evil.
  • Yes, but love is one thing action is another.
  • I believe so, yes of course parents should love their own kids no MATTER what they do and do not do, they should love them NO MATTER WHAT, no matter how bad things get, love your children, unforunately, in a lot of situations, some times, some parents can no longer handle their tween/teenagers and they either do give up on them or they act like they have given up on them and lost all hope
  • yes, coz that's the only place a person can ALWAYS be sure to find love, at any stage of life. but sometimes the ammount of love distributed amongst sibbling seems not equal. it's said that a mother loves her first born more than she loves any other child. but a part of this love is to guide ur child righteously.
  • Yes, you should always love your children. As my mother said, "Love the sinner, hate the sin." You don't have love, or even like, their actions all the time. We all make mistakes, all have bad days where we say and do things we regret, but we wouldn't want to be condemned for them. The same applies to everyone, your kids included. My 14 year old has occasions of being very rude, mouthy, etc. - swearing at me, calling me rude names for not letting her have her way...And as much as I want to say "I do NOT like you right now," I don't even think that's appropriate to say (but perfectly okay to think !) - so I say "I do not want to be around you right now because of your disrespectfulness." And then I walk away - saying more really just nullifies what you said - if you don't want to be around them, leave - don't hang around and talk more. In extreme cases - which I'm sure you've seen, a man kills his wife, and you'll hear his mother on the news, saying "Of course I love him, he's still my son !" You think "How COULD you still love him after what he's done ?" But when you put yourself in your shoes, imagine it was your child - I know I would still love my child, even if I loathed the act commited. I know it would affect our relationship, how could it not ? But it shouldn't affect your love.
  • Yes, I believe so. I don't always agree with the choices my children make, and at times their behavior has caused me to not even like them very much, to be quite honest with you. But, no matter what, they are my children and I will always love them.
  • Yes. I believe that it should be unconditional. There is nothing that would make me stop loving my son. Granted he is only 18 months and at this point it is hard to phathom him being capable of doing anything that might push me to that point. I hope that I can be a good enough parent that I can teach him right from wrong, the vaule himself, and others. I know he will make mistakes, and probably test the bonds that we are building between us. (Probably a lot, if I am any example!) I also know that I will do everything in my power to protect him, and keep him safe.
  • Glenn took the words right out of my mouth
  • No. That's how you end up with brats and President Bush's and "family values". It should be unconditional through the early years, then gradually shift as the child gets closer to adulthood. Generally, I'd say 9 is a good time to start the gradual shifting.
  • Yes and the children should respect and love the parents as well -- Certain circumstances I understand that's not feasible
  • Yes a parents love should be unconditional.
  • Love your children no matter what, but never let them crack the whip.
  • Yes IMO
  • No matter what your children do, a parents love and support will always be there. No conditions, what so ever.
  • absolutely
  • When you commit to raise a child they are your responsibility for life. There should never be conditions for loving your kids because if they think you don't love them they will wind up doing self-destructive things to get attention. While love should be unconditional, trust should be earned. Kids can be disciplined while still letting them know you love them and will respect them as long as they respect you. I let mine know that I will always love them and be here for them if I can.
  • I believe it should be without a doubt.
  • Always, forever. You don't have to condone or approve of the child's ACTIONS (in fact, you should monitor his or her behaviors and correct them), but you owe him or her your unconditional love.
  • No i do not think so you should have to obey by the rules or why should they have to. Told my mom once wow, i am surprised sometimes you have not dumped me as your daughter. i think i would of if i was in her shoes. But, yes she has gave me unconditional love..thanks, mom i love you for that. XOXO
  • Yes. Parents can get upset with their child's behavior but never the child personally. In my opinion, the best parents practice the most unconditional love. Unselfish, unassuming.
  • yes i do think a parent should love there children unconditional and yes you can punish a child with out making the think you dont love them but i also belive that a parent should find ways to punish children with out having to raise your voice or your hand this will only teach then to be a bully you want the best fore the an provideing rules and that are easy fore them to follow helps parents could make a day to day callender to show them what is acspected of them and time out is a good way to show young children that when thay dont lisen to your words thay will have consiqinces it works fore me i have 3 children and i would give them the world gladly die fore them there is nothing in this world that can ever be as important as parenting your child thay may not always like the things we say but thay will love us fore being there in the long run not all parents are perfect but you dont have to be as long as your child has a safe worm healthy enviorment and parents who love and respect them and prayz the good things thay do every thing will be fine
  • no. if your child is a rapist, paedophile, murderer (cold blood type) then i think not. my love is unconditional for my young children ofcourse but if they were to do one of the above i could never speak to them again.
  • yes my love for my four is unconditional. there is nothing they could do to make me stop loving them. i may not agree with everything they do in thier adult life. but i know i raised them well and that whatever decisions they make,will be the best for them.
  • Yes. Behavior and action can be conditional, but a parent will always love their child.
  • You should always love your child. You may not always agree with or support their decisions, but you should never stop loving them.
  • Love, yes. Approval, no.
  • Absolutely!!! But, there is a responsibility with "unconditional love". If the object of your "unconditional love" is doing something that is not good, it is your (parent) responsibility to have this behavior corrected. "Unconditional Love" is not looking the other way!
  • yes, it definitely should be... always... doesn't mean that they have to love what you do or what you have become... but the love of a mother and father is uncoditional
  • Absolutely. Always...
  • Absolutely. Parents should be the teacher of how to give and receive love-therefore offering the best there is-unconditional love.

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