There are many different styles of parenting and some are more effective than others, depending on children, parents and personal situation. We claim that uninvolved style of parenting, which goes with low levels of responsiveness and low bar expectations, is the worst and least beneficial style. It borders neglect, and this style fails to address even the most emotional or basic needs a child may have. Furthermore, it fails to set behavioral boundaries and it lacks in developing discipline for children.
- Uninvolved parents are not responsive or demanding, and their children often fare poorly.
- Uninvolved, neglectful parents do not provide emotional support or boundaries for their kids.
- Busy parents aren’t necessarily uninvolved parents, as the latter don’t even want involvement with their children.
“These 4 parenting styles are categorized based on two dimensions: responsiveness and demandingness.”