• It doesn't offend me. Now, I am against being ungrateful, especially when parents have obviously done plenty for their kids. However, there is such thing as a father who has always hated his son in spite of how much that son has tried to please him. How do I know? Because I am that son. My own mother has told me that when I was growing up, she could sense hate from him toward me. I have often thought that maybe he's not my real father.
  • I know a few parents that really don't deserve the love of their children.
  • No.To each their own.
  • I'm not God so no it doesn't offend me.
  • No. Some parents deserve prison sentences, not love. Any animal can have a child. Giving birth to a human and nurturing it, caring for it and loving it are worlds apart. Some people get it very, very wrong or simply should never have been parents in the first place. A good parent will earn the love and respect of their child, not expect it without doing anything to earn it, or "just because".
  • I personally think kids these days need to learn a bit more respect for their parents who treat them and bring them up well. Parents who abuse their kids in anyways shouldnt be parents
  • It should not offend anyone.
  • No, parents are human, you can not lump them as a whole. Just as with nationality, race or religion, each person is individual. Some are good, some are bad, each has to earn their own merits or shames.
  • No. It does not offend me, because I can see situations in which this would happen and be perfectly reasonable. I think that love (and respect for that matter) should be something earned, not assumed. If your parent or parents are hurtful towards you without explanation or apology, then I do not think they deserve your love. That said, sometimes disagreement between parent and child comes about because of a lack of communication, or miscommunication between them. Both can mean well but be unable to articulate their wants and feelings to each other properly. It could be generation gap or simply personality difference... anyway, sometimes these things happen. I think that it is still possible to grow up respecting your parents without necessarily adoring them, though.
  • No! Many have reasons for not feeling love. Maybe someone was abused or neglected by a parent. Personally, I went many years not feeling love for my parents. How can you feel love for a mother who will choose a man over her children and a father who left his children. I still don't think what I do feel is love!
  • Not a slap.
  • Not at all. I have my life and reasons and they have thiers.
  • No it does not offend me, it saddens me. Too often parents don't know or want to truly parent their children. Too often children are ungrateful & disrespectful with their parents. Love and respect are an every day's extremely painful hard work and the reward (love and respect), if any, will then come but don't expect it. I don't know how many have read Kahlil Gibran's little huge poem book called "The Prophet", there are 26 poems on everyday life situations. His writings are about feelings and life its self, the one on children reads: Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. Though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls. For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you can not visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. On it goes.... If your parents were not what you needed or expected forgive then if you can, if not forget them. Be a good parent to your own children. Regards.
  • Not at all..some people they simply don't deserve parenthood. It's obviously a wrong decison to bring new lives to this world by them!!!
  • It doesn't offend me, no, but what about the question of LIKING your parents? I suspect that even people who don't particularly like their parents, or even dislike them, do indeed love them at a fundamental level.
  • Offend me?? No, not at all. Do I find it sad?? Incredibly. You never have a chance at receiving that type of love again in your life..the unconditional love of a parent...
  • No, but it makes me mad when they disrespect them.
  • Nope. It's their issue, not mine.
  • a lot of people [yes sadly a lot] have abusers and molesters for parents. that makes it very hard to love them. so judge not because not everyone has had the same kind of love you did.
  • If they have great parents then yes.
  • No. I have known people who had absent or abusive parents. They had many reasons not to feel love for them.

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