Assalam alaikum & Peace to all
Just wondering if anyone knows of anything in the Quran or Hadiths that speak about how parents should be treating their children? I know there is a lot about how we should be respectful to our parents and care for them, etc.
I have been lately having some serious difficulties with my Mother and am having a very hard time to reconcile her behaviour and mine at the same time. It is said that we must respect our parents, that is all good and fine but why is there never mention of those parents respecting their children? I mean just because they gave birth to us does that mean we are `under` their whims and commands forever? I mean without going into too much detail, my Mother lately has become very `selfish`. Everyone is saying `oh just give her time and realize that she is getting older and it happens` Ok, it happens but in the process she is hurting me and others (my husband for one) saying very untrue things about all of us. She is living with us, but I feel she is not thankful at all and is always just looking out for herself.
Im not sure how this will all play out but it is just not working out living in one household, we all feel like we cannot go on with our own lives...always under a microscope....that goes for my Mother as well - except she will not admit it to me (I overheard her talking). That is another thing that bothers me so much that she will talk to others about how she is feeling but will never tell me.
Anyone still reading...please keep our family in your dua`s, as I really do need them!