8 Things You Must Say to Your Parents Before It's Too Late

Parents - the most selfless people on Earth; can't imagine life without them. They are the biggest reason for your existence on this planet. We often fail to appreciate their efforts, and take their love for granted. And by the time we realize this, it's too late. So, don't wait for Mother's day, Father's day, or an anniversary to say sweet things to your parents and tell them how grateful you're for whatever they've done for you.
AptParenting Staff
Last Updated: Mar 21, 2018
daughters hugging father
Thanks to your hectic and erratic schedule, you tend to get a little caught up with life, often forgetting to call your parents and telling them how much you miss them. They may often feel that you're not making any efforts to stay in touch with them. Tell them how much you miss them and long to be with them when they're not around.
happy parents with soldier son
You know how much they've sacrificed for fulfilling your weird wishes. Although you may have not thanked them verbally, you definitely did so in your mind! Hug them and tell them how much you appreciate their efforts for giving you the best life possible. You can't possibly give back whatever they've done for you, but this small gesture will definitely make them feel special and mean a lot to them.
girl with her parents
Of course they know that you love them, but saying it once in a while is not much to ask for, is it? And chances are that, even if you have tried to tell your parents how much you love them, you weren't that successful in communicating it properly to them. So, give them a big bear hug and tell them how blessed you feel to have been born as their child!
adult children with their parents
Even though you know the harsh reality of life that your parents are not going to be around forever, it's no less than a nightmare when such a thought comes to your mind. We often forget that our parents are growing old too. Let them know how much you appreciate their presence in your life. Let your emotions out, because you never know, there might not be a tomorrow to express your love.
girl hugging her mother
We all have been mean to our parents at some point or the other in life, and have said things that hurt them deeply. At times, you've let them down and may not have lived up to their expectations, but they still believed in you and continued to shower their love on you. You wish you could go back in time and make everything right. But since that can't happen, all you can do is apologize from the bottom of your heart, and mean it.
girl with parents on graduation
You can never thank them enough for this. They've always been your strength and inspiration to constantly move forward in life. They taught you all the small and big things about life. Most of all, they taught you how to be a responsible adult and good human being. Let them know that they're the real superheroes in your life.
father and son on cycle
Your parents have been great role models and you looked up to them always. They always encouraged you to work hard and become a successful individual in life. Even though you may have lost in a race or failed in an exam, they were and still are your number one fans. Thank them for packing your lunch for school everyday, helping you out with your homework, and chauffeuring you around until you were able enough to travel yourself. The list is just endless!
son helping father
It is because of them that you learned this basic act of kindness and humanity. Tell them how much you admired them, seeing them go out of their way to help others. Admit it, we might not even be half as awesome as they are, but inculcating the values taught by them will definitely get us there someday!