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Who's the Boss? 4 Parenting Styles

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Uninvolved Parenting

Uninvolved parents are extremely passive, making few demands and ignoring their children’s needs. Some parents have little to no interaction with their children under this style. In its extreme form, uninvolved parenting is neglect—which is child abuse. This style was introduced by Maccoby and Martin in 1983. It’s labeled as undemanding and unresponsive.