Chapter I: 24 Acts to Love Your Parents at Home
(24 Behaviors)

Be Responsive

Behavior #1

When our parents call us, we should answer them right away.

Respect for Parental Authority

Behavior #4

When they scold us, we should sincerely accept what they say.

Greeting

Behavior #7

In the morning, we should greet them and show them that we care.

Keep Parents Informed

Behavior #10

When we return, we should tell them that we are back.

Ask for Permission

Behavior #13

Even when a matter is trivial, we should not act without permission or just do as we please. If we do so, then we are no longer a dutiful child.

Be Empathy

Behavior #16

When something displeases them, we should remove it.

Be Rooted in Filial Love

Behavior #19

When our parents love us, it is easy to be respectful and loving.

When Parents Need Nurturing

Behavior #22

When our parents are ill, we should make sure that they take the right medicine. Care for them night and day, and do not leave them alone.

Be Compliant

Behavior #2

When they tell us to do something, we should do it promptly.

Be Caring

Behavior #5

We should make sure that our parents are warm in the winter

Good Night

Behavior #8

At night, we should make sure that they are resting comfortably.

Stable Life

Behavior #11

We should lead a routine life,

Be Honest

Behavior #14

We should not hide any possession, no matter how small, from our parents. If we do, they will feel hurt.

Be Safe

Behavior #17

If we injure ourselves, we will make our parents worry.

Show Mercy to Our Parents

Behavior #20

When they do not love us, respecting and loving them means we have a noble heart.

Grieving the Loss of a Parent

Behavior #23

For three years after our parent’s passing, we should remember them in sadness. We should live simply and not adorn our home. Avoid merry-making, meat, and alcohol.

Be a Good Listener

Behavior #3

When our parents instruct us, we should listen respectfully.

Be Nurturing

Behavior #6

We should make sure that our parents are cool in the summer.

Acknowledging

Behavior #9

Before going out, we should let our parents know.

Keep Your Words

Behavior #12

and we should not be constantly changing our mind in whatever we do.

Be a Giver

Behavior #15

When something pleases our parents [and is proper], we should try our best to provide it for them.

Do the Right Thing

Behavior #18

If we do something unvirtuous, they will feel ashamed.

How to Correct Our Parents

Behavior #21

If our parents do something wrong, we should urge them to change. Do so with a kind expression and caring voice. Should our parents not accept our advice, try again when they are in a better mood. If they still do not listen, our sincere tears will show them how deeply we care. Should they get angry with us, do not hold it against them.

In Loving Memory of Our Parents

Behavior #24

We should arrange our parent’s funeral in a proper manner. We should always honor them as if they were still alive and, especially on the anniversary of their death, remember them with a sincere heart.