Why Do Some Parents Adopt Uninvolved Style Of Parenting?
- They were raised the same way:
Some parents like to copy the parenting style of their parents and do not see the need to change it. Since they faced similar scenarios in childhood, they see no need to connect with their children. This turns into a vicious circle and can become extremely difficult to come out unless some conscious effort is made by them.
Some parents may have a lifestyle that keeps them totally occupied and gives them no time for anyone in the family, including their spouses. Such parents do not intentionally avoid their kids, but are forced to.
- Good Intentions:
Some parents adopt this kind of parenting style so that their children can toughen up and learn to be dependent on none. What they do not realize is that they are pushing their children to an extreme.
- Lack Of Understanding:
A lack of understanding of responsibilities can also trigger this kind of parenting. When parents are unable to communicate with their children well or are unable to understand their needs, they become neglectful.
How to come out of neglectful parenting
- Develop communication with your kids. Even if you do not want to involve yourself completely, take some time out and start slow.
- See if they are keeping in their best health. Attend to them if you feel that they are very quiet or not as active as usual.
- Help them take decisions even if you do not wish to suggest anything. Just listen to them. You don’t always have to give a solution.
- If you are very busy with something, let them know when you can attend to them.
- Seek professional help if you think you might need it.
Toxic parenting is a higher or worse form of neglectful parenting. Toxic parents are known to treat their kids as nothing but objects. They damage a child’s cognitive, growth, and overall development. They are overtly abusive and manipulative.
Toxic parenting is extreme and sees no bond between parents and children.
While parenting is an understandably complicated task, it is important to break negative cycles and create a healthy physical and psychological environment for children to grow.