17 Duties of Children with Parents

Some of the duties of the children with the most important parents are trust, respect, help, pay attention, not judge, take care of them, not exclude them, spend time with them and others that we will mention next.

We all know what are the duties and obligations that parents have to meet with their children, but are we aware of what parents have to do with their parents? We as children, are we fulfilling them?

Duties of children with parents

1- Allow them to be our friends

Since we are small our parents are with us sharing our experiences thoughts and feelings. However, when we reach the rebellious stage of adolescence, this suddenly changes placing our parents in the background and not allowing them or letting them exercise this role.

When we grow up and reach the adult stage, this role that our parents exercise returns to stay because we as children allow it.

However, one of our duties as a son is to accept and let our parents come and help us because they have lived longer than us and that experience can be fruitful for both.

2- Trust them

In many occasions, we usually trust more in our friends or people around than in our parents. But have you ever wondered why we did not go to our parents? Who better than them to give us advice?

They will always be there to support us and advise us in everything we need. Therefore, if we have any problem, we are obliged to seek your advice given that it is our parents and it will be them and not another person who will truly choose the best option for us. We should not worry about being judged in our decisions or our activities.

3- Pay attention

As we have pointed out above, we should listen to their advice and what they have to tell us about a problem we have or simply about what may happen to us in life.

They have more experience and although we do not want to see it in complicated stages such as adolescence, in the end, they are always right. Therefore, although they grow up and think that they have no idea of anything that happens to us and that they are not right, we have to listen to what they have to say with patience.

4- Do not judge them

As we grow, we change the way we look at our parents. When we are small we see them as our heroes and her0ines, however, this changes when we reach adolescence, a stage in which we see them as outdated people unable to understand what happens to us.

As if this were not enough when we reach the adult stage we continue to see them in a negative way, which translates into a burden or an aging person who is once again unable to understand what is happening around him so in most Sometimes we leave them in a residence.

Obviously, not all of us see our parents when we reach adulthood as a burden or as aged people, there are other people who see them as the main support in their lives and we also have to take them into account.

5- Have them respect

Our parents respect us from birth and even in all our stages of development being some more complicated than others. Therefore, our duty as children is to respect them and treat them as they treat us.

6- Pay attention to them

As children, we have to obey and obey what our parents tell us. We do it since we are small because they always want the best for us even though we sometimes think that it is not so.

In stages as in adolescence, we usually think that they punish us or that they do not let us leave later because they do not want us to have fun or to leave.

However, precisely because they love us is because of what they do that kind of thing. Sometimes we do not understand this until it is our turn to be parents.

7- Study

As we all know our parents since we are small are working for many hours a day because we have the right to be something in life. That is, to study.

Therefore, we have the obligation to do it because once again they want the best for us and they are giving us the opportunity to give the best of ourselves and although we do not believe it, not everyone is lucky enough to have access to a decent and quality education.

8- Help at home

Our parents carry out many activities throughout the day and there are even times when they can not rest because they are overwhelmed with work. Our duty as a child is to help them in all the tasks that are possible for us, such as in the household chores.

Among all is much easier to have everything in order if we are aware of the situation and we put on our side. It does not cost us anything to help them and thus we will have more free time to enjoy their company.

9- Caring for them

Our parents also get sick when they reach an advanced age and in many cases, they need us to take care of them. They did not think twice when we first fell off a bicycle and scraped our knees or when we broke our arms playing basketball.

Therefore, as children, we have to take care of them whenever possible or make sure they have the best help so they can live peacefully and without problems.

On the other hand, we have to be very aware of the first symptoms, of what is happening to them, to find and put into practice the remedies that help them eliminate or diminish those deficiencies.

10- Do not exclude them

As children, we are acquiring more responsibilities as we grow at all levels of our lives: professional, social, family and academic. However, our parents have already reached their fullness and in general, they have already achieved everything they had fought for when they were young.

This means that each time we have less time to visit them or to be with them leaving them in a third, fourth or even fifth level of our life something that they certainly do not deserve.

Therefore, our obligation is not to put them aside and always include them in our lives even if we do not spend as much time as before because we are busier if we want to give them their rightful place in our lives.

11- Teach them how they taught us

Due to age, sometimes most parents forget to do things that they previously knew how to do or simply do not find the energy that they had years ago. Therefore, our duty is to help you with this type of activity with patience and tranquility.

12- Carry out activities with them

Although we are very busy with our adult life, they were in their day too and still took time out of where they did not have it to be with us and do leisure activities.

Therefore, we also have to do it, either accompany them to go shopping, or to go to the park or even to have dinner one day a week. They are perfect activities that will make your parents feel happier and more useful.

13- Understand them

Something that anyone does not do very well is getting older because society sees older people as a burden or even as a hindrance. Our duty as children is to understand our parents and show them that they are not any kind of burden simply because they do not fulfill as many roles in our lives as they used to.

However, since life is not over, they can change and exercise others that only they can fulfill, being grandparents and pampering their grandchildren as no one can.

14- Make them learn new things

On many occasions our parents, when reaching a certain age, feel especially empty because they have nothing better to do than to be at home and watch TV or take walks. This is something that can be frustrating and that often ends up affecting them in a negative way.

Therefore, another of our duties as children is to motivate them to perform other types of dance such as dancing, learn to use new technologies in case they do not know or even help them make a new sport. Thanks to these activities they will feel useful and have some goals to get up every day.

15- Love them

Father and mother, there is only one in life and our duty as children is to love and love them with all our being as they do with us.

That is why we have to demonstrate it day by day in everything we do and one of the best ways is taking into account one by one all the obligations that we are presenting in this article.

16- Do not argue with them

Although they are not always right and we can have discussions with them we have to try not to discuss and calmly resolve the altercations that may arise with our parents, especially in stages such as adolescence.

It is normal for us to argue even the best families do it but to stop talking to your father and your mother for it can be a big mistake since like everything in this life, they will not be forever.

17- Be grateful

Everything we have and are is thanks to them and to the effort that we have made since we were born. Our obligation as children is to thank them for all this constant struggle they have and will have while they are still alive.


As we have seen in this article, there are many obligations and duties we have as children towards our parents.

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These have spent most of their lives to take care of us, educate us and meet all our needs for it, we have to give them back all these actions in full and in the best way we can and we know.