Nowadays, in every corner stands a nuclear family, which embraces a father, a mother, one or two children. However, a large majority of children leave their parents for their jobs，and only parents stay at home isolatedly. And young men are so entwined by the work that gerontic parents are bemused with the feast on the table, looking forward to the coming of their chilren. In modern society, which is suffused with intensive competion, young men have to work hard so as not to lag behind others. In this way, they almost forget their parents’ life. In usual days, they would not like to take their time to visit their parents with busyness. On some festival days, they probably spare a little time to drop in on their parents or even just send some presents for there may be a party where they have to appear. But are the occasional visits and unemotional presents enough to solace parents’ solitude?Can these pay off many years’ love of parents ? No matter how busy young men are, they should pay more attention to parents’ feeling and life. Actuarlly, parents understand their children so much and don’t have so many requirments for them. They just want to have a chat with their children to share the sorrow and happiness in the life, or staying with their children to express silent intimate relationship. Therefor, as childen of parents, we should suffice their few wishes. Once we are free from work, refuse some social activities, spare time to visit them, talk with them and accompany them. Besides, we can arouse parents to do some activities, such as playing chess, drawing pictures and so on to enjoy their old years. Consequantly, they will feel less lonliness without our absence. If we visit parents frequatly, care more about them, I believe the world will be full of harmonious atmosphere with love.
With the deepening of the aging of society, there are a growing number of empty-nesters, which has become a social problem can not be ignored. When the children leave home due to reasons such as work, study, marriage, leaving their middle-aged parents at home, empty-nesters will produce the symptoms of mental disorders, known as the family “empty-nest”syndrome.
Some empty-nesters can live a good life after retire, especially those in city. Most of them live in the same city with their children so that they can visit each other often. Besides, they can participate in various group activities. For example, some middle-aged people attend to universities for the elderly for further study, while others join the choir or some other public service activities. By these activities, empty-nesters can eliminate of loneliness and realize their own values.
While in rural area, situations get worse. Most young people work in city, leaving their elderly parents at home to take care of themselves. In rural area, there are much less activities for elderly so that they are busy with the farm work all the day. And some elderly look after their grand-children, which is the main task for elderly in the country.
From the description above, we can know that some elderly people can live a good life although they’re empty-nesters. However, it’s our responsibility to care for our parents and our care is what they really need in life. So, no matter how busy you are, remember to care about them, talk to them frequently.