Why It's Important To Make Time For Your Parents

Why It's Important To Make Time For Your Parents

In the midst of all of this chaos, we must still make time for our parents

Why It's Important To Make Time For Your Parents

Many of us are in our early to mid-twenties. We are all focused on trying to achieve greatness, striving for the best for our future careers. But in the midst of all of this chaos, we must still make time for our parents. I know for many of us one of the reasons why we came to college was to have our freedom.

In the past year, I have learned the hard way, how much my parents mean to me. In the past three years, I have become extremely focused on my schoolwork. There were times where it would be weeks before I would call home, just like many of us students. Essentially, it is hard to make time to call home, as students, we are all busy with school, school work, social gatherings, clubs, gym time, and most of us don't want to call when we are stressed out with everything we are juggling around.

Although, we may not like updating our parents with everything that's happening in our lives. Or if we got a bad grade for something, we don't want to hear it. Sometimes it can be frustrating talking to our parents, because there is so much going on in one moment, they tend to stress us out a little bit more. But what is important to understand is our parents are merely there asking these questions to make sure we are OK. They are here to be our support system and only want to know every detail of our very lives so they may help us in any way that they can.

There are times when I forget I am still my parent's daughter, in the sense of allowing them to help me. Many of us have developed this mentality where we want to do everything ourselves without anyone's help. It is OK to receive help from our parents, they are here to help, no matter what. It's times like this where it's ok to be with our parents, making time for them shouldn't be a problem. They have made time for our softball, basketball or even football games, and it shouldn't feel like a burden to talk to them on the phone for a while. Still allowing them to be our parent, still knowing if we do something wrong we will get yelled at, sometimes our parents are so hard on us because they care. It's the big concept of tough love.

We are at this age where we must realize our parents are not getting any younger, in fact, it's the other way around. Don't take your parents for granted, visit them once in a while, talk to them over the phone, even if they ask the worst questions. One day they may not be there anymore, and as young adults we must remember to ask our parents the driving questions of life, listen to their odd stories, cherish the amount of time we have left because we may not know how long that might be. Treasure them. Love them.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

119 People Reveal How The Pandemic Has Affected Their Love Lives, And Honestly... Relatable

"I haven't been able to get out of the 'talking phase' with anyone."

The reality is, there's no part of life the pandemic hasn't affected. Whether it's your work life, your home life, your social life, or your love life, coronavirus (COVID-19) is wreaking havoc on just about everything — not to mention people's health.

When it comes to romance, in particular, people are all handling things differently and there's no "right way" of making it through, regardless of your relationship status (single, taken, married, divorced, you name it). So, some of Swoon's creators sought out to hear from various individuals on how exactly their love lives have been affected since quarantine began.

Keep Reading... Show less

I oftentimes (excessively) use the excuse of my job as a writer to justify my excessive spending habits.

I needed the new Huda Beauty palette before anyone else in the name of journalistic integrity. It was my job to test out the new Francis Kurkdjian fragrance to make sure I could tell people whether or not it was truly worth the splurge (it was).

Keep Reading... Show less

I remember the days where closet drinking before going to a party or bar was part of the night's itinerary. It was a requirement to have a good buzz flowing before calling the Uber to take you to that bar where you see everyone from your high school at. The pregames were the best part of the night, but it wasn't ever because of the alcohol, it was because of the atmosphere and those who were in it. The number of times I've heard "Wait, why aren't you drinking tonight? C'mon, get drunk with us" is endless, but think about it. Where were you when you were asked that? You were at the goddamn pregame and being there doesn't mean you need to be ripping shots. Being social doesn't require alcohol.

I asked 20 people how they cut back on alcohol while still being social.

Keep Reading... Show less

This Viral Miami University Instagram Page Features Stories Of The Victims Of Discrimination On Campus

There's a new wave of battles for change on Miami University's campus, and Dear Miami is at the root of the fuel to the fire.

There's a lot going on right now, and everything is extremely uncertain. Some of the largest and time-old issues we're facing heavily right now are the ones around human rights.

Keep Reading... Show less
Erikka Chowdhury

To all of those who don't know me, I'm an American girl with South Asian parents who have carved their own niche as immigrants in the USA.

Keep Reading... Show less

Listen, you can do whatever you want with your free time. It's yours to spend and you have free range. However, I hope you recognize that there are a ton of proactive things you can do right now instead of stalking your man's ex – yes, I know you do it becuase we are all guilty of it.

Take this time to research your privilege. There are always new things to learn and ways to deepen your understanding of yourself, this world, and your surroundings. We live in a multi-dimensional, ever-changing society that needs your help and your time. By that, I mean there are so many layers to each and every one of us, and with our physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional selves, we can create real, positive change.

Keep Reading... Show less

Whether you are quarantining away from your significant other because of coronavirus or separated by the country lines at this time, it's fair to say that long-distance relationships are tough no matter what. However, there are ways to show love from a distance whether that's through daily FaceTime calls, cute Snapchats, or sexy pics sent to them on their phone. You can brighten up their day even more with some of these unique gifts that can fit any price range and a variety of interests.

Keep Reading... Show less

Preview These Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 Picks — From Luxury Purses To Skincare

Currently 3 million people viewing the Stella McCartney purse I absolutely must have.

Online shopping has been a guilty pleasure of ours for years, but now more than ever it's been a shopping lover's outlet for all our home redecorating projects and resort wear we're purchasing for that trip we had to cancel.

One of my favorite places to (virtually) window shop has always been Nordstrom. I admittedly can't afford to go on sprees there often, but I still get a high off of adding things to my cart I know I'll never actually end up buying. But sometimes, that's not enough — that's when I, like the masses of luxury-, beauty-, fashion-, and decor-lovers around the world count the days down to the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Keep Reading... Show less

Rihanna is known for many things: her music, fashion, makeup, and now skincare. As a makeup artist myself, I can confidently say that she rocked the makeup world when she released her makeup line in 2017 and has been influencing the beauty world ever since.

Trying some of her makeup products myself, I know that she doesn't skimp on quality, and even though some of her products may be a little pricey, trust me, you get what you pay for.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments