Uninvolved or neglectful parenting is a considerably new parenting style where the child does not receive an adequate amount of emotional support, physical time with the parent, or does not have basic needs such as food, shelter, health care, childhood play, and academic support.
Parents may be uninvolved to varying degrees. While most parents look after the basic needs such as food and shelter for their children, some others neglect their children’s basic needs completely.
It is also marked by emotional detachment as well as a lack of healthy discipline. An uninvolved or neglectful parent may be extremely dismissive, indifferent or even oblivious to their child’s needs.
Characteristics of Uninvolved Parents
- Emotional Detachment
- Lack Of Supervision
- Hardly ever express love
Effects of Uninvolved Parenting on Kids
I. Children may end up being indecisive and constantly looking to other people for approval.
II. Children may grow up to become emotionally weak and starved.
III. The unavailability of a mother may make children struggle with their identities.
IV. Children may become directionless.
V. Uninvolved parenting leaves a child feeling unloved. This could have a huge impact on the child’s overall psychological development.
VI. Children may find it difficult to follow rules and instructions and obey authority.
VII. Children who grow up in this parenting atmosphere may find other parenting styles weird, and could end up being uninvolved parents to their children. They may find it difficult to accept love and care from other adults in the family.
VIII. Uninvolved parenting children are at a high risk of falling prey to substance abuse.
IX. They have a heightened sense of fear, anxiety and stress as they never get the emotional support of their parents to tide over such feelings.
X. Lack Of Personality Development: