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Uninvolved Parenting - Psychology Definition of the Week

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideSeptember 23, 2011

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Definition:Uninvolved parenting is one of the four types of parenting styles. Psychologist Diana Baumrind first described three of these styles during the 1960s based upon her research with preschoolers. Later, other researchers added uninvolved parenting as a fourth style.

This style of parenting is characterized by a lack of responsiveness, minimal demands and poor communication. While parents who exhibit this parenting style may fulfill their children's basic needs, they are usually very detached from their children's lives. In some instances, parents may even be neglectful or rejecting of their children. What causes parents to utilize this parenting style? What effect does this style of parenting have on children? Learn more in this overview of uninvolved parenting.

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