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22nd Dec '16 6:28:09 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series: [[spoiler:Just before he sacrifices himself, Sabriel's father apologizes to her for not having been an "ideal parent", saying that the duties of the Abhorsen tend come before those of a father; Sabriel makes a similar speech to her son Sam later; Lirael's mother had to leave her because of something she Saw.

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* ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series: [[spoiler:Just before he sacrifices himself, Sabriel's father apologizes to her for not having been an "ideal parent", saying that the duties of the Abhorsen tend come before those of a father; father. Sabriel makes a similar speech to her son Sam later; later, saying that Lirael's mother had to leave her because of something she Saw.saw]].
3rd Dec '16 12:54:08 PM Gamermaster
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* In the DistantFinale of ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Bolt Uzumaki]] seems to have this relation ship with his father, [[spoiler:Naruto]]. He spends alot of time playing pranks mostly as an effort to get his dad's attention since he's too busy being the [[spoiler:seventh Hokage]]. It is rather grating as Bolt is being even ''brattier'' than his father as a kid, as well as under-appreciative.

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* In the DistantFinale of ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Bolt Uzumaki]] seems to have this relation ship with his father, [[spoiler:Naruto]]. He spends alot a lot of time playing pranks mostly as an effort to get his dad's attention since he's too busy being the [[spoiler:seventh Hokage]]. It is rather grating as Bolt is being even ''brattier'' than his father as a kid, as well as under-appreciative.
21st Nov '16 10:37:20 AM fruitstripegum
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* On ''Series/NCIS'' Tony's mother dies when he was young and his father was a struggling businessman who was usually one step away from bankruptcy. [=DiNozzo=] Senior spent a lot of time traveling and would regularly neglect Tony when trying to scrounge up a new business opportunity. Tony remembers one summer when they went on vacation to Hawaii and Tony spent an entire week by himself in the hotel room because his father met some investors and was trying to hammer out a deal.

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* On ''Series/NCIS'' ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' Tony's mother dies when he was young and his father was a struggling businessman who was usually one step away from bankruptcy. [=DiNozzo=] Senior spent a lot of time traveling and would regularly neglect Tony when trying to scrounge up a new business opportunity. Tony remembers one summer when they went on vacation to Hawaii and Tony spent an entire week by himself in the hotel room because his father met some investors and was trying to hammer out a deal.
20th Nov '16 7:32:58 PM Kamikashi
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* In the DistantFinale of ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Bolt Uzumaki]] seems to have this relation ship with his father, [[spoiler:Naruto]]. He spends alot of time playing pranks mostly as an effort to get his dad's attention since he's too busy being the [[spoiler:seventh Hokage]].

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* In the DistantFinale of ''{{Manga/Naruto}}'', [[spoiler:Bolt Uzumaki]] seems to have this relation ship with his father, [[spoiler:Naruto]]. He spends alot of time playing pranks mostly as an effort to get his dad's attention since he's too busy being the [[spoiler:seventh Hokage]]. It is rather grating as Bolt is being even ''brattier'' than his father as a kid, as well as under-appreciative.
16th Nov '16 5:51:39 PM nombretomado
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%%* The AlphaBitch in ''Series/CampRock'' has a parent like this.

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%%* The AlphaBitch in ''Series/CampRock'' ''Film/CampRock'' has a parent like this.
3rd Nov '16 6:47:26 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series: [[spoiler:Just before he sacrifices himself, Sabriel's father apologizes to her for not having been an "ideal parent", saying that the duties of the Abhorsen tend come before those of a father; Sabriel makes a similar speech to her son Sam later; Lirael's mother had to leave her because of something she Saw. Partially subverted, however: the kids may not like it, but they do understand, and so does the reader.]]

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* ''Literature/OldKingdom'' series: [[spoiler:Just before he sacrifices himself, Sabriel's father apologizes to her for not having been an "ideal parent", saying that the duties of the Abhorsen tend come before those of a father; Sabriel makes a similar speech to her son Sam later; Lirael's mother had to leave her because of something she Saw. Partially subverted, however: the kids may not like it, but they do understand, and so does the reader.]]
3rd Nov '16 6:45:37 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Film/JingleAllTheWay''

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* %%* ''Film/JingleAllTheWay''



** Shannon Kilbourne's father is never home, either.
** One book had a subplot in which the sitters begin taking care of two kids who are constantly forced to attend extracurricular classes and sports activities because their parents are always at work.
*** If you're referring to the Addisons, it's not even that. The parents are basically selfish flakes, and all they ever want is time for themselves, so they shuttle their son and daughter off to every extracurricular possible (even, at one point, practically forcing Claudia to put together an art class for neighborhood kids just so they could put their daughter in it).

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** Shannon Kilbourne's father is never home, either.
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either. One book had a subplot in which the sitters begin taking care of two kids who are constantly forced to attend extracurricular classes and sports activities because their parents are always at work.
*** If you're referring to the Addisons, it's not even that. The parents are basically selfish flakes, and all they ever want is time for themselves, so they shuttle their son and daughter off to every extracurricular possible (even, at one point, practically forcing Claudia to put together an art class for neighborhood kids just so they could put their daughter in it).
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* The AlphaBitch in ''Series/CampRock'' has a parent like this.

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* %%* The AlphaBitch in ''Series/CampRock'' has a parent like this.
3rd Nov '16 6:43:02 AM LentilSandEater
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* The first conversation between [[spoiler:Harry and Maggie Dresden]] in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has shades of this. Mainly because for a variety of reasons ([[spoiler:Eight years of not knowing Maggie exists, one year of being mostly dead, and a year of being unable to leave a small island in the middle of Lake Michigan]]), this first ever father-child conversation happens when the child is ''ten''. To be fair, at the end of the book, [[spoiler:Dresden]] decides that now that it is possible for him to be part of his child's life, he's going to make an effort to do so.

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* The first conversation between [[spoiler:Harry and Maggie Dresden]] in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has shades of this. Mainly because for a variety of reasons ([[spoiler:Eight years of not knowing Maggie exists, one year of being mostly dead, and a year of being unable to leave a small island in the middle of Lake Michigan]]), this first ever father-child conversation happens when the child is ''ten''. To be fair, at the end of the book, [[spoiler:Dresden]] decides that now that it is possible for him to be part of his child's life, he's going to make an effort to do so.
28th Oct '16 9:15:05 AM KoopaKid17
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* Diamond Tiara gets a taste of this in the ''ComicBook/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicIDW'' arc where her father, Filthy Rich, becomes mayor of Ponyville. Among the things he promised was to spend more time with his daughter but with him so busy running the town, Diamond Tiara feels alone and forgotten.
26th Oct '16 5:11:22 PM Ramona122003
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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'': Roseanne tried to encourage Dan to spend more time bonding with DJ by threatening that she might have to play a Harry Chapin song for him.

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* ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'': ''Series/{{Roseanne}}'':
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Roseanne tried to encourage Dan to spend more time bonding with DJ by threatening that she might have to play a Harry Chapin song for him.
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