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Do your parents often say "I love you" to you? How do your parents express their love to you? If you talk to some Chinese people and ask them, "Do your parents say 'I love you' to you?" they will likely shake their heads and say, "My parents have never said 'I love you'." Do Chinese parents not love their children? No, Chinese parents do love their children, but they express their love in a different way. So how do Chinese parents express their love? Let's chat about it today!
The love of Chinese parents is often silent. Silent means without words. Most Chinese parents are relatively conservative, and asking them to say "I love you" would make them very shy. However, their love is silent, and they often express it through actions.
What actions do Chinese parents take to express their love? First, Chinese parents like to cook delicious food for their children. Eating is very important in Chinese culture. No matter how busy they are, Chinese parents, especially mothers, will cook a lot of delicious dishes for their children, and sometimes they will take them to restaurants for a big meal. Almost every Chinese person believes that the food cooked by their mother is the most delicious because it carries the most familiar taste, the taste of love.
Furthermore, in order to provide a better life for their children, Chinese parents usually work very hard and even sacrifice many of their own hobbies. Many Chinese parents consider their children to be the most important, even more important than themselves. They will save the best things for their children, such as letting them eat the best food, and if they earn money, they will use it for their children first.
In addition to sacrificing for their children, Chinese parents also attach great importance to their education. Chinese parents believe that education is very important and can provide their children with a better life. They often demand that their children study hard, and go to good schools and universities, so that they will have more choices in their future lives.
These are traditional parents, such as my own parents. However, many parents of the new generation are different. They are different from their parents because they believe that they themselves are the most important, even more important than their children. They would rather see their children happy than strive for excellence. Each generation has its own way of expressing love, but love itself is always constant.
In your culture, how do parents express their love? Feel free to leave us a message and share with us!