Parents and their children hold a very distinct relationship with each other. Parents are predestined to guide their child, and to show the support that the child needs to fulfill their potential. The manner in which a parent raises a child is subjective for every parental figure as well; they will undoubtedly enforce what they believe to be morally correct, without regard to what other individuals may believe. However, whether the connection is between a mother and a child, a father and a child, or both: the bond between these individuals is entirely more profound than friendship, and therefore, more vulnerable to difficulty. Texts such as “The Boat” by Alistair Macleod, “Warren Pryor” by Alden Nowlan, and “Like Him” by Aaron Smith explore the concept of hardships within families.