Voices Of Youth

Children owe parents a huge debt

The story about the boy who gained 10kg so that he could donate bone marrow to his dying father was touching ("Chinese boy piles on the kilos to save father's life"; Nov 2).

Children today have a sense of entitlement and fail to appreciate what their parents do for them.

Working parents sacrifice time that can be spent bonding with the family to earn money to give their children a better life.

Stay-at-home parents put their careers and social lives on the back burner to look after their children.

All parents love their children unconditionally and will sacrifice everything for them.

Children owe their parents a debt of gratitude.

Lim Xuan Qi, 11,
Primary 5 pupil

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2016, with the headline 'Children owe parents a huge debt'. Print Edition | Subscribe