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10th Oct '17 1:01:17 PM nighttrainfm
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-->'''Satan''': I've met one couple who think adulthood is a disease, and another who think childhood is.

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-->'''Satan''': I've met I found one couple who think adulthood is regard childhood as a disease, and another couple who think childhood is.seem to feel the same way about adulthood.
16th Sep '17 2:44:34 PM SinDustries
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}: No clear reason is given for why the parents of the protagonist in this game so easily gave up their son for him to serve his probation in Tokyo instead of wherever he lived before [[spoiler: being set up to take the rap for a sexual assault by the same big-shot politician the protagonist fought off to protect an innocent woman]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}: ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}'': No clear reason is given for why the parents of the protagonist in this game so easily gave up their son for him to serve his probation in Tokyo instead of wherever he lived before [[spoiler: being set up to take the rap for a sexual assault by the same big-shot politician the protagonist fought off to protect an innocent woman]].
16th Sep '17 2:44:14 PM SinDustries
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** Matter of fact, this applies to most of the parents of the Phantom Thieves. Ann's parents are famous fashion designers who are never around, Ryuji's stepfather is abusive, but his mother is decent, and he loves her very much; Futaba's guardian, while caring very much about her, has no idea how to help her deal with her {{Hikikomori}} issues and so just leaves food outside her bedroom door, and Haru's father is very much aloof and overly focused on running their family's fast-food conglomerate.
16th Sep '17 2:16:50 PM SinDustries
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona5}}: No clear reason is given for why the parents of the protagonist in this game so easily gave up their son for him to serve his probation in Tokyo instead of wherever he lived before [[spoiler: being set up to take the rap for a sexual assault by the same big-shot politician the protagonist fought off to protect an innocent woman]].
16th Sep '17 2:09:29 PM SinDustries
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona4}}'': The Protagonist's uncle doesn't take a great interest in what his nephew does outside of school as long as it doesn't put him in the path of his investigation into the odd serial murders that cropped up recently.
** It's not entirely clear either why the Protagonist's parents sent him to live with his uncle for a year outside of just working abroad.
16th Sep '17 1:48:49 PM SinDustries
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' hints Chandler suffered from this. His parents divorced when he was 9, his mother was a famous, erotic novelist and his dad ran off to Vegas to be a drag queen. The few mentions of his childhood involve houseboys and boarding school. As an adult, his Mom is more likely to talk about him in TV interviews than to call and he hasn't spoken to his father in years. This is due to Chandler refusing to speak to him as he states his father has tried to contact him.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'' hints Chandler suffered from this. His parents divorced when he was 9, and his mother was a famous, erotic novelist who was always on tour, and his dad ran off to Vegas to be a drag queen. The few mentions of his childhood involve houseboys and boarding school. As an adult, his Mom is more likely to talk about him in TV interviews than to call. When the audience is introduced to his mother, played by Morgan Fairchild, she is on Series/TheTonightShow, telling Jay Leno that she's going to New York, which she hates but will endure to see her son, whom she loves, and Chandler stops the other friends cooing by saying that this is how he finds out she's coming, instead of by phone call and he or mail (since cell phones weren't as ubiquitous in the early 90s). He hasn't spoken to his father in years. This is due years, out of refusal to Chandler refusing to speak to him do so, as he states his father has tried to contact him.
16th Sep '17 1:35:52 PM SinDustries
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** Excepting Joyce, were any of the teen characters' parents around outside of plot-relevant reasons? Cordy's parents were often mentioned but never seen. Oz's were never mentioned, nor were Zander's. The only adult figures of any parental importance who were around consistently were Giles, Joyce, and Wesley. And maybe the Mayor, if you consider him as a sort of evil father figure.
28th Jul '17 6:58:10 AM siskulous
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* ''Literature/TheJenkinsverse'': Hayley and Mark Tisdale are ''HippieParents'' who believe in a hands-off approach to parenting. [[spoiler: Col. Powell blames their parenting approach for Sara getting herself shot and dying in his arms.]]
2nd Jun '17 2:10:08 AM PaulA
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* ''Podkayne of Mars'', by Creator/RobertAHeinlein: A plot-centric example is Professor and Dr. Fries.

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* ''Podkayne of Mars'', ''Literature/PodkayneOfMars'', by Creator/RobertAHeinlein: A plot-centric example is Professor and Dr. Fries.
23rd May '17 6:32:45 AM jormis29
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* In the memoir ''The Glass Castle'', Jean, Billy, Lorie, and Maureen have parents like this. Ditzy, artistic, neglectful to the point of borderline abuse, and so on. An interesting case, since this is implied to have a somewhat beneficial effect in the long run. The kids are incredibly self sufficient, helping each other survive their childhood, supporting themselves financially, and fleeing one by one to make a life for themselves in New York.

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* In the memoir ''The Glass Castle'', ''Literature/TheGlassCastle'', Jean, Billy, Lorie, and Maureen have parents like this. Ditzy, artistic, neglectful to the point of borderline abuse, and so on. An interesting case, since this is implied to have a somewhat beneficial effect in the long run. The kids are incredibly self sufficient, helping each other survive their childhood, supporting themselves financially, and fleeing one by one to make a life for themselves in New York.
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