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6th Dec '16 11:49:04 AM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.

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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman who was babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.
5th Dec '16 1:35:32 PM Nazetrime
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* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' Torbjörn and Siv Västerström are a milder version of this. While they are definitely caring and nowhere near criminally negligent, their children are unruly enough that the woman babysitting them while their parents were away is introduced quitting her job. Promising her more money is not enough to convince her to come back. Torbjörn's brother also seems to have made poor choices when it comes to Emil's private tutors, which may make this a family-wide problem.
14th Nov '16 9:23:03 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Helga's parents, Bob and Miriam in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. They're not ''bad'' people per se, but Helga was TheUnfavourite growing up (WordOfGod states that her mother Miriam was an alcoholic), and for a while it was her FreudianExcuse to be the school bully. The deal is totally inverted with Olga: the [[StageMom excessive and asphyxiating attention from Miriam and Bob]] shaped her into an insecure, hysteric, overachieving, whiny ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower who breaks down to a ridiculous degree if she makes a wrong step. In her own words, "[Helga,] you're ''lucky'' they don't even notice you." To put this in perspective, one episode had Helga change Olga's grade in a class to a B+, causing Olga to lock herself in her room for the better part of a week. She did it expecting to have some attention for herself... but the parents ''still'' flocked to Olga, which spurred her to ultimately confess to Helga how sick she was of the whole deal. This is however played straight when AesopAmnesia kicks in: Both Helga and Olga ''completely forget'' their heart to heart, Olga starts playing the StepfordSmiler ''completely straight'' and Helga ''again'' thinks Olga ''enjoys'' all the attention (since ever since that ''one'' time, she hasn't shown she doesn't like it).

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* Helga's parents, Bob and Miriam in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. They're not ''bad'' people per se, but Helga was TheUnfavourite growing up (WordOfGod states that her mother Miriam was an alcoholic), and for a while it was her FreudianExcuse to be the school bully. The deal is totally inverted with Olga: the [[StageMom excessive and asphyxiating attention from Miriam and Bob]] shaped her into an insecure, hysteric, overachieving, whiny ExtremeDoormat FragileFlower [[ExtremeDoormat doormat]] [[FragileFlower who breaks down down]] to a ridiculous degree if she makes a wrong step. In her own words, "[Helga,] you're ''lucky'' they don't even notice you." To put this in perspective, one episode had Helga change Olga's grade in a class to a B+, causing Olga to lock herself in her room for the better part of a week. She did it expecting to have some attention for herself... but the parents ''still'' flocked to Olga, which spurred her to ultimately confess to Helga how sick she was of the whole deal. This is however played straight when AesopAmnesia kicks in: Both Helga and Olga ''completely forget'' their heart to heart, Olga starts playing the StepfordSmiler ''completely straight'' and Helga ''again'' thinks Olga ''enjoys'' all the attention (since ever since that ''one'' time, she hasn't shown she doesn't like it).
2nd Nov '16 2:50:02 PM SimiOfDoom
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* Draconus from ''Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy'' doesn't pay much attention to his kids, and named his three daughters [[VainSorceress Envy]], [[FemmeFatale Spite]], and [[EnfantTerrible Mal]][[WhatHappenedToTheMouse ice]] (if he had a fourth, she would apparently be named Venom). On the other hand, their mother, [[spoiler: Olar Ethil]], urges him to kill them, so he still ends up the nice parent of the two.
29th Oct '16 12:49:11 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheGuild'': Clara, Clara Clara to an almost criminal extent.

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* ''TheGuild'': ''WebVideo/TheGuild'': Clara, Clara Clara to an almost criminal extent.
21st Oct '16 10:15:43 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': Misato cared about her wards Shinji and Asuka, but her own psychological issues prevented her from connecting with them, and she was so obsessed with avenging her father and Kaji and finding out about the truth behind NERV that she neglected them and they crumbled down. When the story starts out, Shinji mentions he barely sees her anymore. She gets better after a while, though.
-->He couldn't talk to Misato-even when she actually came home they barely saw each other anymore and she seemed to have so dedicated herself to her work that he hardly thought his problems would matter to her.

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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': Misato cared cares about her wards Shinji and Asuka, but her own psychological issues prevented often prevents her from connecting with them, and she was so being obsessed with avenging her father and Kaji and finding out about continuing Kaji's quest for the truth behind NERV that NERV, she neglected them and they crumbled down. When the story starts out, Shinji mentions he barely sees her anymore. often up ends neglecting them, though she feels guilty about it. She gets better after a while, though.
-->He couldn't talk to Misato-even when she actually came home they barely saw each other anymore and she seemed to have so dedicated herself to her work that he hardly thought his problems would matter to her.
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16th Oct '16 8:23:55 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', Charles' mother is hinted to be emotionally distant towards her son, which is why Raven's maternal act backfires spectacularly.

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* ''Film/XMen'':
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** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Charles' mother is hinted to be emotionally distant towards her son, which is why Raven's maternal act backfires spectacularly.
13th Oct '16 1:20:15 PM bobwolf
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Storks}}'': The plot is set in motion by a young boy whose realtor parents are both MarriedToTheJob, so he writes to the storks to send him a baby brother.
11th Oct '16 4:52:19 PM aidreamer
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* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': Though not universal, this is a very strong tradition among the Val class. The mother will usually raise her first daughter, but any successive children are usually given to elder siblings or even servants to raise so that the mother can play politics. In Val families, fathers almost never have a role in raising their children. It is not uncommon for the children of Vals to feel no bond towards their parents. This is ultimately [[spoiler:Diva'ratrika]]'s undoing.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Drowtales}}'': Though not universal, this is a very strong tradition among the [[BlueBlood Val class. class]]. The mother will usually raise her first daughter, but any successive children are usually given to elder siblings or even servants to raise so that the mother can [[MarriedToTheJob play politics. politics]]. In Val families, fathers [[GlorifiedSpermDonor almost never never]] have a role in raising their children. It is not uncommon for the children of Vals to feel no bond towards their parents. This is ultimately [[spoiler:Diva'ratrika]]'s undoing.



** Ash'waren was shown to be this, since [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7618 her reaction]] to hearing that her daughter Faen had returned from exile was a simple "who?" and then asking ''which'' daughter she was, and after being reminded with the year Faen was born only commented that her father was a bad lay. Though not a justification, the reason for this is that she's implied to have dozens if not ''hundreds'' of children due to being TheAgeless, and she's a bit of a {{cloudcuckoolander}} anyway, not to mention that in the above scene she'd clearly been drinking.

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** Ash'waren was shown to be this, since [[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7618 her reaction]] to hearing that her daughter Faen had returned from exile was a simple "who?" and then asking ''which'' daughter she was, and after being reminded with the year Faen was born only commented that her father was a bad lay. Though not a justification, the reason for this is that she's implied to have dozens if not ''hundreds'' of children due to being TheAgeless, and she's a bit of a {{cloudcuckoolander}} anyway, not to mention that in the above scene she'd clearly been drinking. Ultimately, her family proves to be disloyal, and she is forced to flee her own clan to avoid the same fate as [[spoiler:Diva'ratrika]].
3rd Oct '16 11:37:28 PM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/LittleBro''--a DuckTales fanfic--takes a look at Gladstone Gander trying to raise an egg until it hatches. And since this is Gladstone we're talking about..

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* ''Fanfic/LittleBro''--a DuckTales ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' fanfic--takes a look at Gladstone Gander trying to raise an egg until it hatches. And since this is Gladstone we're talking about..about..
* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Misato took Shinji and Asuka in during the War but she neglected them when things got real bad. Although Asuka forgives her eventually, Misato regretted her inaction for as long as she lived.
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