Uninvolved Parents

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Synonyms

Indifferent parents; Neglecting parents; Rejecting parents; Rejecting/neglecting parents

Definition

Uninvolved parents are described as cold and uninterested in their child’s needs. They keep their child at a distance by minimizing time-sharing and interaction. They have a low degree of commitment to their role as parents [9].

Description

Parenting Styles

Parenting styles are described as the set of parental attitudes, practices and non-verbal expressions that characterize parent-child interactions across various situations [9]. A number of different studies reveal that the quality of parenting practices has a strong effect on children’s development. Various forms of psychopathology and key emotional and behavioral problems have been associated with a range of family risk factors, such as poor parenting, lack of a warm positive relationship between children and parents, insecure attachment, and inadequate involvement with children [10].

Three prototypes o ...