My father has never once said he loves me nor have I said it to him since i was a toddler. I have always been daddys little girl and I grew up knowing my parents and siblings loved me but it was never said except by my momma. We always said i love you or love you to my momma. And you always had to kiss her goodbye. But with my father he only hugs the grandkids and never says i love you but it never stops the kids from saying it to him. We know he loves us all he just is not an emotional person.
Cultural influences. In Indonesia, most parents will not tell their children that they love them. That is because their anchestors do the same: never tell their children. It is not because they do not want to nor they do not love their kids. So it is matter of habit.
My mother never told me she loved me, but it was just the way my family was - parents were authority figures and children were seen and not heard. I never felt unloved, though, as my mother's actions were enough proof for me. Words are just words.
Some think the tougher they are, the stronger their children will be. And in some cultures, it's just not how parents show their emotion. A lot of us who were children in the 60s also did not get that type of affection from our parents.
One factor would have to be what type of relationship a parent is to their children. If they are not close saying i love you would probably never happen. Unless their children is away from home or something.
idk but i feel like that is something that a kid needs to hear that they are loved.. even though a kid might laugh or shrug when a parent tells them that they love them. it actually does make them feel loved
probably ur Grandparents nvr told 'em that! theyre not used to..I'm sure they express other ways ;)
They're afraid to show/receive love.