Kids get upset at school when things aren't fair, their feelings get hurt and when they spend hours in their rooms crying it hurts their parents even more. When the kids break their arm and no one figures it out for a few days and they finally get a cast, they finally get relief from the pain they have been feeling. Yet because their parents didn't figure it out and caused that extra pain for their child, they hurt. When the kids suffer day after day with learning disabilities that affect their school work, friendships and self-esteem, their parents look on and hurt. When the kids get bigger and decide that they don't want the values that their parents have tried to instill in them, and they get suffer the negative consequences of their own bad choices, they hurt. But, in the background, their parents are watching them, and hurt even more.
Parenthood is painful!