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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.
10th Apr '17 1:23:58 PM nombretomado
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* Nearly all of the parents in ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' in that they hardly ever give their kids any rules to follow, and enforce them even less.
* ''[[Series/{{Friends}} 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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* Nearly all of the parents in ''TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' ''Series/TheSecretLifeOfTheAmericanTeenager'' in that they hardly ever give their kids any rules to follow, and enforce them even less.
* ''[[Series/{{Friends}} Friends]]'' ''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.



* In ''TheVampireDiaries'' Jenna fills this role to Elena and Jeremy. She was supposed to be their cool young aunt, but when their parents died she became their guardian, and is not suited for the role. She doesn't particularly seem to mind if they don't come home, or if they do come home if they bring someone else with them. Few guardians would react to their teenage niece having her boyfriend over for the night by admonishing them in the morning to keep the noise down.

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* In ''TheVampireDiaries'' ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' Jenna fills this role to Elena and Jeremy. She was supposed to be their cool young aunt, but when their parents died she became their guardian, and is not suited for the role. She doesn't particularly seem to mind if they don't come home, or if they do come home if they bring someone else with them. Few guardians would react to their teenage niece having her boyfriend over for the night by admonishing them in the morning to keep the noise down.
21st Feb '17 3:08:43 PM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''

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-->--''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}''
20th Feb '17 5:05:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' Satan finds a household like this when trying to find a perfect home for the baby that got sent to Hell by mistake. There's also another home where everything is regimented, and the children have no freedoms at all. Both won good parenting awards ... sponsored by [[BritishNewspapers The Guardian and The Daily Mail]] respectively.

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* In ''Radio/OldHarrysGame'' Satan finds a household like this when trying to find a perfect home for the baby that got sent to Hell by mistake. There's also another home where everything is regimented, and the children have no freedoms at all. Both won good parenting awards ... sponsored by [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers The Guardian and The Daily Mail]] respectively.
21st Jan '17 8:11:40 PM AgentKyles
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See also AdultsAreUseless, DisappearedDad, MissingMom, [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Dad?]], FreeRangeChildren, MinorLivingAlone, ParentalAbandonment, and ParentalNeglect. Might be a consequence of a parent who is AllergicToRoutine or DesperatelySeekingAPurposeInLife.

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See also AdultsAreUseless, DisappearedDad, MissingMom, [[WhenYouComingHomeDad When You Coming Home, Dad?]], FreeRangeChildren, MinorLivingAlone, ParentalAbandonment, and ParentalNeglect. ParentalNeglect.

Might be a consequence of a parent who is AllergicToRoutine or DesperatelySeekingAPurposeInLife.
DesperatelySeekingAPurposeInLife. Polar opposite of MeddlingParents, OverprotectiveDad and MyBelovedSmother.
17th Nov '16 1:01:35 PM Sar-Chasm
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* While it is a far cry from neglect, Manga/{{Yotsuba}} spends a lot of time unsupervised, considering that she's only five.
** Can be justified due to different culture values. Japanese children are allowed to go around unsupervised more commonly, usually when walking to school or taking the subway.

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* While it is a far cry from neglect, Manga/{{Yotsuba}} spends a lot of time unsupervised, considering that she's only five.
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five. Can be justified due to different culture values. Japanese children are allowed to go around unsupervised more commonly, usually when walking to school or taking the subway.
5th Jul '16 8:48:29 PM Yuihime
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* Seems to be Jim's attitude towards Sam in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.

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* Seems to be Jim's attitude towards Sam in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''. Eventually it turns out that Sam's actually been lying about her activities, and Jim is [[AngerBornOfWorry understandably upset]] when he finds out.
27th Jun '16 11:28:27 AM tv1995
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* ''[[Series/{{Friends}} 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.

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* ''[[Series/{{Friends}} 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.
15th Jun '16 3:30:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''KevinSpencer'': Percy and Anastasia, the parents of the title character on the Canadian cartoon, are like this, being more concerned with getting more booze, welfare cheques and smokes than Kevin's welfare. Kevin would disappear for months at a time, and they were never particularly worried, simply noting that the boy would eventually come home on his own, which he always did. Of course, Percy and Anastasia often wouldn't be around either, given that they spent so much of their time in prison and rehab.

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* ''KevinSpencer'': ''WesternAnimation/KevinSpencer'': Percy and Anastasia, the parents of the title character on the Canadian cartoon, are like this, being more concerned with getting more booze, welfare cheques and smokes than Kevin's welfare. Kevin would disappear for months at a time, and they were never particularly worried, simply noting that the boy would eventually come home on his own, which he always did. Of course, Percy and Anastasia often wouldn't be around either, given that they spent so much of their time in prison and rehab.
26th May '16 11:17:18 AM Willbyr
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* ''NabariNoOu'': Miharu's grandmother is surprisingly okay with him running around in the ninja world and [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow missing weeks of school]] at a time.
--> '''Miharu's Grandmother''': He's injured every time he comes back...At first I was even considering whether I ought to have a talk with the police! Ha ha ha!
--> '''Yukimi''': Ha ha ha...

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* ''NabariNoOu'': ''Manga/NabariNoOu'': Miharu's grandmother is surprisingly okay with him running around in the ninja world and [[ShouldntWeBeInSchoolRightNow missing weeks of school]] at a time.
--> '''Miharu's Grandmother''': He's injured every time he comes back...At first I was even considering whether I ought to have a talk with the police! Ha ha ha!
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ha!\\
'''Yukimi''': Ha ha ha...
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