Unless they have full blown dementia or Alzheimer's or something else that takes their mental stability away, why do they (parents) feel it's acceptable behavior to be so cruel? It seems like there are so many on here that have parent(s) like that, just like me and I don't understand. You KNOW that they KNOW better and it's almost like they use aging as an excuse to inappropriate and foul and critical and mean. I get that most of it is having an unfulfilled life, regrets etc but abusing the limited people around them should be the LAST thing they would do. I just don't know........is it something in the water that only parents over a specified age can catch or something?