Permissive neglectful parenting:

This type of parenting is distinguished by a lack of involvement in their children's lives. Permissive neglectful parents give children much freedom and little supervision. When using the permissive neglectful style of parenting, dealings with children generally lack warmth. They do not spend much time talking to their children and generally lack nurturing behavior. Rather, they communicate to their children that other involvements are more important to them than parenting.  


Teachers working with this particular parenting style need to provide specific and detailed requests for involvement that are accompanied by frequent reminders and monitoring contacts. Anticipating that these parents may offer a wide range of excuses for failing to follow through on involvement promises, teachers should initially involve them in short-term tasks. These children will need support in order to comply with classroom and school rules, perhaps employing a system of rewards.

This website was created as part of a course requirement for Child Development 492 at Chico State California, Chico, Fall 2009 

By Amanda, Christiane & Colleen


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