Dreams can be very helpful in understanding ourselves and others better. They can help you understand why you have certain feelings or reactions to things that happen in your life.
A dream that every one of us will have at least once in our lifetime is a dream in which one of our parents, or both of them, show up and tells us something.
Our parents raised us and taught us most of the things we know. They played a huge role in our life, and maybe still do, so it is not unusual to have dreams about our parents. The question would be, what do these dreams mean?
Dreaming of parents (General meaning)
Dreaming about your mother or father can be both a good and bad sign. It depends on what exactly happened in the dream and are you in good or bad relations with your parents.
For example, if you look at your dream, how did your parents looked like: Were they sad or happy? Were they praising your or scolding you? Did they look healthy or sick? Did one of your parents hit you in the dream? etc…
The same thing applies if you dream of your stepfather or stepmother.
When you dream of your parents, it can often be in a dream which revolves around a family gathering. This dream is a sign that you need to spend more time with the people who are important to you. It can also be a sign that you are ready to let go of some unhealthy relationships in your life.
Dreaming of visiting your parents
To dream that you are visiting your parents can be a sign of renewal and growth in your life. You may be feeling a need to reconnect with your family, or you may be feeling some guilt over not spending enough time with them.
On the other hand, if you dream about visiting your parents and they are ill or sad, this could indicate that there is a problem in your life that needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
To dream of your parents visiting you, means that you are welcoming a new phase in your life. A new beginning and a fresh start. You have been through some rough times recently and now it’s time to accept what happened in and move on.
Dreaming of your parents being happy
If you dream of your parents being happy, it means that you will be successful in all aspects of your life. You will be able to achieve whatever you want in life and live in peace and harmony with others.
This dream is also a sign that you will acquire all the material comforts in life even if it takes some time for it to happen.
Dreaming of your parents being sad or crying can be interpreted as a sign that you are feeling guilty about some of the things you have done in life. You need to take some time to reflect on the decisions you have made and try to find ways to fix the problems your have caused.
Dreaming of talking to your parents
Talking to your parents in your dreams can mean a number of things. It may be a sign of hope, or it may be a warning that you need to seek out their guidance and advice about something. It can also mean that you are feeling overwhelmed by a situation in your life, and need help to get through it.
If you dream of seeing your parents but not speaking to them, this can mean that you feel like you are invisible to them or that they don’t care about what is going on in your life.
To dream of your parents praising you represents your desire for approval from others, particularly authority figures like teachers or bosses at work.
Dreaming of your parents laughing
If you dream of your parents laughing, then this could be a sign that you are feeling happy and contented with the way things are in your life. You may be feeling optimistic about the future and looking forward to seeing what is coming next in your life.
To dream of your parents crying, suggests that you are feeling grief and sadness. You may be dealing with a loss or other difficult situation that has left you feeling hopeless.
Dreaming of your parents scolding you
To dream of your parents scolding you means that you need to re-evaluate your actions. Are they leading to the right direction or are they leading you astray?
This dream is a warning that you are not doing the right thing at this time. It may be best to stop what you are doing, and try to find another way around the problem.
If you dream that your parents are shouting at you or scorning you, this could be a sign that you are feeling guilty about something that has happened in your life recently. You may feel that their disapproval in the dream is justified because of something you have done or said.
The dream may also be urging you to take responsibility for your actions and make amends with those you have hurt.
Dreaming of hiding from your parents
Dreaming of hiding from your parents is a common dream, and it can be interpreted in a several different ways.
For example, it can mean that you are trying to hide something from others. It can mean that you want to have more freedom or independence.
This dream can also mean that you have a desire to rebel against authority figures like for example your boss or someone who has power over you.
Finally, this dream can also mean that you recently you did something wrong and that you are afraid that everyone will find out about it.
Dreaming of arguing with parents
If you dream of arguing with your parents, it can mean that you are having difficulty dealing with the expectations that other people have. In other words, they are making it difficult for you to be yourself.
To dream of your parents hitting you or threatening you can represent suppressed anger and frustration. You may feel that you are being treated unfairly, or that people are not giving you a chance to prove yourself.
Dreaming of stealing from your parents
To dream of stealing something from your parents means that you are feeling resentful and angry with them. If you dream that your parents caught you stealing something symbolizes feelings of guilt and embarrassment over some action or behavior.
If you dream that your parents stole something from you, it means that they are taking advantage of your generosity. It also means that they are not appreciating enough the things you do for them.
Dreaming of your parents being sick
If you dream of your parents being ill, it could be an indication that something is wrong with them or that they are in need of help with some aspect of their lives. In this case, you may want to pay attention to the details of the dream and what else happens in it.
If you dreamed of your parents being healthy, it symbolizes that they are strong and will provide stability in your life. You can also see this as a positive sign that they are ready to help you out with any problems or concerns that you have.
Dreaming of your parents fighting
Dreaming of your parents fighting can indicate that you are feeling some type of stress in your life. You may feel as if something is pulling you in two different directions, or that you having issues making an important life decision.
In some cases, dreaming about your parents fighting could indicate that you are feeling guilty about something you said or did. You may have hurt one of them or done something that now makes you feel bad.
If you dream of your parents insulting each other, it can mean that there is tension between them. This could be a sign that they need to spend more time together or work through some issues.
Dreaming of your parents insulting you
To dream of your parents insulting you can mean that they may have an issue with one of your decisions or choices in life. They may be disappointed by something that has happened recently and they’re lashing out at you in your dream because of this disappointment.
You may have hurt their feelings because of something that happened between you. This dream can also mean that they aren’t approving of your current lifestyle and the decisions you are making.
The interpretation of dreams of your parents insulting your partner is not very complicated. The dream is a sign that you are allowing your partner to become more important than your family. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but your parents surely aren’t happy with this.
Dreaming of insulting your parents can be a sign of disrespect or anger. Such dreams may also be associated with the feeling that you have been treated unfairly by your parents and have not received the same attention from your parents as others children.
Dreaming of your parents getting a divorce
If you dream of your parents getting a divorce, it’s likely that you’re worried about their relationship and the future of your family.
If you’re an adult, this dream could be a sign that you’re experiencing some stress in your own marriage and are comparing it to the stability of your parents’ relationship.
Dreaming of running away from your parents
If you dream of running away from your parents, it is a sign that you are feeling restless and want to break free of your current situation. Maybe you feel like you are trapped in your current position and you want to escape it and have more freedom.
On the other hand, dreaming about being chased by an angry or aggressive parent may symbolize your feelings of guilt or shame over something that you did recently.
Dreaming of your parents disowning you
Dreaming of your parents disowning you is a very disturbing dream, and it may be a sign that you are experiencing unresolved issues around your relationship with your parents.
This dream can mean that you are feeling rejected by them. You may feel that they are disappointed in you, or that they are angry with you for something that you did.
Another interpretation is that this dream is a sign that there’s a loss of security in your life. You may feel like you can’t depend on anyone or anything anymore.
If this is the case, this dream may be telling you to become more independent and try to improve your life situation so you don’t have to rely on anyone’s help and support.
Dreaming of your parents being dead
If you have a dream in which your parents are dead, this can be a sign that you need to reconnect with them or spend more time with them.
You may feel guilty because you are not living up to their expectations, or maybe you have some unresolved issues with them that are preventing you from moving forward in life.
This dream could also mean that you have been neglecting your relationship with them or not giving them enough attention lately.
To dream of unexpectedly losing your parents is a sign that you are going through some sort of mental suffering, or that you feel like your life is in danger. You may be feeling depressed or lonely, or you could be questioning your life choices.
Dreaming of deceased parents
Dreaming of deceased parents can be a very emotional experience. This dream can come with feelings of guilt, anger, or sadness. It may be that you miss your parents and want to see them again, or it may be that you feel guilty about something you did or didn’t do.
If you dream of your deceased parents and feel happy, it could mean that you are feeling at peace with their passing.
If you dream of seeing your parents’ graves, this can also be an indication of grief or loss in your life.