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* As [[ParentalSubstitute parental substitutes]] to Jeffy, both Mario and Rosalina from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' fall into this territory, especially the latter. While they both cave into Jeffy's demands, Mario at least tries to discipline Jeffy whenever he does something bad, whereas Rosalina almost never punishes Jeffy, even when he really deserves it, and frequently takes his side as well.

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* As [[ParentalSubstitute parental substitutes]] to Jeffy, both Mario and Rosalina from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' fall into this territory, especially the latter. While they both cave into Jeffy's demands, Mario at least tries to discipline Jeffy whenever he does something bad, whereas Rosalina almost never punishes Jeffy, even when he really deserves it, and frequently takes his side as well.well, even accusing Mario of child abuse when he tries to discipline Jeffy.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'', Katie Ka-Boom's parents try to discipline Katie when she can't get her way, but Katie's violent outbursts terrify them to the point where they're too frightened to properly discipline her.


** Della Duck is something of this due to the fact that she wasn't around for the triplets' first ten years of growing up. When she returns from the Moon, she initially starts off as OneOfTheGuys due to her inexperience. She ends up finding her backbone and grounds Louie when he nearly causes time/space to collapse.

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** Della Duck is something of this due to the fact that she wasn't around for the triplets' first ten years of growing up. When she returns from the Moon, she initially starts off as OneOfTheGuys OneOfTheKids due to her inexperience. She ends up finding her backbone and grounds Louie when he nearly causes time/space to collapse.


** In the episode "The Itchy and Scratchy Movie", during a parent-teacher conference, Marge explains to Mrs. Krabappel that she and Homer have a hard time disciplining Bart whenever he does something wrong and are encouraged by her to start being firm about it. Following her advice, they get better at disciplining him, such as when they [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment send him to bed without dinner]] for breaking Grandpa's teeth, and preventing him from seeing ''The Itchy and Scratchy Movie'' when he doesn't watch Maggie and she drives Homer's car.
** A {{flashback}} in "Hurricane Neddy" shows that Ned Flanders' parents were beatnicks who didn't believe in punishing their son for his unruly behavior, but on the other hand didn't want the behavior to continue.

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** In the episode "The "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E6ItchyAndScratchyTheMovie Itchy and Scratchy Movie", & Scratchy: The Movie]]", during a parent-teacher conference, Marge explains to Mrs. Krabappel that she and Homer have a hard time disciplining Bart whenever he does something wrong and are encouraged by her to start being firm about it. Following her advice, they get better at disciplining him, such as when they [[DeniedFoodAsPunishment send him to bed without dinner]] for breaking Grandpa's teeth, and preventing him from seeing ''The Itchy and Scratchy Movie'' when he doesn't watch Maggie and she drives Homer's car.
** A {{flashback}} in "Hurricane Neddy" "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS8E8HurricaneNeddy Hurricane Neddy]]" shows that Ned Flanders' parents were beatnicks who didn't believe in punishing their son for his unruly behavior, but on the other hand didn't want the behavior to continue.


* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Gideon Gleeful's parents do nothing to curb his behavior. His dad Bud is a pretty laid back guy who usually goes along with whatever Gideon's planning, while his mother is practically catatonic, only ever seen vacuuming. In fairness to them, Gideon is [[EnfanteTerrible a complete psychopath]], and is probably responsible for his mother being in such a state in the first place. The only time Gideon's father is seen telling Gideon to behave, he's put back in place when he tells him "Remember I can sell you to the zoo, father!"

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* On ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', Gideon Gleeful's parents do nothing to curb his behavior. His dad Bud is a pretty laid back guy who usually goes along with whatever Gideon's planning, while his mother is practically catatonic, only ever seen vacuuming. In fairness to them, Gideon is [[EnfanteTerrible a complete psychopath]], and is probably responsible for his mother being in such a state in the first place. The only time Gideon's father is seen telling Gideon to behave, he's put back in place when he tells him "Remember I Gideon retorts "I can buy and sell you to the zoo, father!"you, old man!"



* Della Duck of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' is something of this due to the fact that she wasn't around for the triplets' first ten years of growing up. When she returns from the Moon, she initially starts off as OneOfTheGuys due to her inexperience. She ends up finding her backbone and grounds Louie when he nearly causes time/space to collapse.

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* ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'':
** Poor Doofus Drake's parents are terrified of their SpoiledBrat son, who UsedToBeASweetKid until he inherited his Grandma Frances' fortune and [[EnfantTerrible went power-mad]]. Now Doofus reveres his late "Gummeemama" and treats his biological parents like servants, forcing them to cater to his every whim.
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Della Duck of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' is something of this due to the fact that she wasn't around for the triplets' first ten years of growing up. When she returns from the Moon, she initially starts off as OneOfTheGuys due to her inexperience. She ends up finding her backbone and grounds Louie when he nearly causes time/space to collapse.


* As [[ParentalSubstitute parental substitutes]] to Jeffy, both Mario and Rosalina from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' fall into this territory, especially the latter. While they both cave into Jeffy's demands, Mario at least tries to discipline Jeffy whenever he does something bad, whereas Rosalina almost never punishes Jeffy, even when he really deserves it.

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* As [[ParentalSubstitute parental substitutes]] to Jeffy, both Mario and Rosalina from ''WebVideo/SuperMarioLogan'' fall into this territory, especially the latter. While they both cave into Jeffy's demands, Mario at least tries to discipline Jeffy whenever he does something bad, whereas Rosalina almost never punishes Jeffy, even when he really deserves it.it, and frequently takes his side as well.


** In the episode "Angelica for a Day", a bratty little girl is screaming at her father to buy her ice cream, and he quickly gives in. Drew laughs at this and says, [[HypocriticalHumor "Wouldn't wanna be in that guy's shoes."]]

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** In the episode "Angelica for a Day", a bratty little girl is screaming at her father to buy her ice cream, and he quickly the father gives in. Drew laughs at sees this and says, laughs while saying, [[HypocriticalHumor "Wouldn't "I wouldn't wanna be in that guy's shoes."]]


** It's implied that this doesn't stick later as in the second episode that features Eustace, Jimmy makes a callback to the father having grounded him, only for Eustace to reply, "My father's will is easily manipulated."

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** It's implied that this doesn't stick later as in the second episode that features Eustace, Jimmy makes a callback CallBack to the father having grounded him, only for Eustace to reply, "My father's will is easily manipulated."



** In the episode "Angelica for a Day", a little girl is screaming at her father to get her ice cream, to which Drew laughs and says, [[HypocriticalHumor "Wouldn't wanna be in that guy's shoes."]]

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** In the episode "Angelica for a Day", a bratty little girl is screaming at her father to get buy her ice cream, to which and he quickly gives in. Drew laughs at this and says, [[HypocriticalHumor "Wouldn't wanna be in that guy's shoes."]]

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* Della Duck of ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'' is something of this due to the fact that she wasn't around for the triplets' first ten years of growing up. When she returns from the Moon, she initially starts off as OneOfTheGuys due to her inexperience. She ends up finding her backbone and grounds Louie when he nearly causes time/space to collapse.


* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in a Season 2 episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' when his three fellows wonder what House's parents were like. Chase assumes [[FreudianExcuse he's such a jerk because they mistreated him]], but Foreman theorizes it was the reverse ("probably tortured his parents, not the other way around"). (Naturally, it turns out neither extreme is true.)

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] in a Season 2 episode of ''Series/{{House}}'' when his three fellows wonder what House's parents were like. Chase Foreman assumes [[FreudianExcuse he's such a jerk because they mistreated him]], but Foreman Chase theorizes it was the reverse ("probably tortured his parents, not the other way around"). (Naturally, it turns out neither extreme is true.)


** The Dursleys utterly spoil Dudley. As a baby, it's mentioned that he was seen "kicking his mother up and down the street, screaming for sweets" and as a child, he's constantly pacified by being bribed with gifts (his father considers this a ''good thing'', that his son wants his "money's worth"), seems too never be scolded for breaking or abandoning said gifts, and gets away with bullying all the time. His parents overlook school reports on his bad behavior and weight issues (at least until the third book, when he reaches "roughly the same size and weight as a small killer whale", and even then Petunia ''still'' gives Dudley as large portions of food as she can get away with). The only notable times when he doesn't get his way are in the first book, when panic over Harry getting his Hogwarts letter overrules the Dursleys' desire to spoil their son, and the aforementioned diet regime. It gets to be so bad that when Dumbledore visits the family in the sixth book, he notes that their treatment of Dudley is, in a way, even ''worse'' abuse than what they inflicted on Harry.

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** The Dursleys utterly spoil Dudley. As a baby, it's mentioned that he was seen "kicking his mother up and down the street, screaming for sweets" and as a child, he's constantly pacified by being bribed with gifts (his father considers this a ''good thing'', that his son wants his "money's worth"), seems too never be scolded for breaking or abandoning said gifts, and gets away with bullying all the time. His parents overlook school reports on his bad behavior and weight issues (at least until the third fourth book, when he reaches "roughly the same size and weight as a small killer whale", and even then Petunia ''still'' gives Dudley as large portions of food as she can get away with). The only notable times when he doesn't get his way are in the first book, when panic over Harry getting his Hogwarts letter overrules the Dursleys' desire to spoil their son, and the aforementioned diet regime. It gets to be so bad that when Dumbledore visits the family in the sixth book, he notes that their treatment of Dudley is, in a way, even ''worse'' abuse than what they inflicted on Harry.


* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series, the Dursleys utterly spoil Dudley. As a baby, it's mentioned that he was seen "kicking his mother up and down the street, screaming for sweets" and as a child, he's constantly pacified by being bribed with gifts (his father considers this a ''good thing'', that his son wants his "money's worth"), seems too never be scolded for breaking or abandoning said gifts, and gets away with bullying all the time. His parents overlook school reports on his bad behavior and weight issues (at least until the third book, when he reaches "roughly the same size and weight as a small killer whale", and even then Petunia ''still'' gives Dudley as large portions of food as she can get away with). The only notable times when he doesn't get his way are in the first book, when panic over Harry getting his Hogwarts letter overrules the Dursleys' desire to spoil their son, and the aforementioned diet regime. It gets to be so bad that when Dumbledore visits the family in the sixth book, he notes that their treatment of Dudley is, in a way, even ''worse'' abuse than what they inflicted on Harry.

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* In the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' series, the ''Franchise/HarryPotter'':
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Dursleys utterly spoil Dudley. As a baby, it's mentioned that he was seen "kicking his mother up and down the street, screaming for sweets" and as a child, he's constantly pacified by being bribed with gifts (his father considers this a ''good thing'', that his son wants his "money's worth"), seems too never be scolded for breaking or abandoning said gifts, and gets away with bullying all the time. His parents overlook school reports on his bad behavior and weight issues (at least until the third book, when he reaches "roughly the same size and weight as a small killer whale", and even then Petunia ''still'' gives Dudley as large portions of food as she can get away with). The only notable times when he doesn't get his way are in the first book, when panic over Harry getting his Hogwarts letter overrules the Dursleys' desire to spoil their son, and the aforementioned diet regime. It gets to be so bad that when Dumbledore visits the family in the sixth book, he notes that their treatment of Dudley is, in a way, even ''worse'' abuse than what they inflicted on Harry.


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-->'''Edd''': --->'''Edd''': That's disturbing.


* Implied with Sarah and Ed's parents in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''.
** [[ParentalFavoritism Only to Sarah]], especifically. Ed is infamously grounded in one episode, and his parents [[UpToEleven remove the stairs]] to ensure he can't escape.
*** This may be implied regarding Sarah's behavior towards Ed, however. Sarah is shown frantically putting ice cream back in the container after Edd snitches on everybody for breaking their parents' rules in "Stop, Look, and Ed." This means that Sarah's parents may only discipline Sarah whenever she violates any of their rules not related to her brother.

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* * ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy'':
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Implied with Sarah and Ed's parents in ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''.
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- except [[ParentalFavoritism Only mainly to Sarah]], especifically. Sarah]]. Ed is infamously grounded in one episode, and his parents [[UpToEleven remove the stairs]] to ensure he can't escape.
*** This may be implied regarding Sarah's behavior towards Ed, however. Sarah is shown frantically putting ice cream back in the container after Edd snitches on everybody for breaking their parents' rules in "Stop, Look, and Ed." This means that Sarah's parents may only discipline Sarah whenever she violates any of their rules not related to her brother.
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** This may be implied regarding Sarah's behavior towards Ed, however. Sarah is shown frantically putting ice cream back in the container after Edd snitches on everybody for breaking their parents' rules in "Stop, Look, and Ed." This means that Sarah's parents may only discipline Sarah whenever she violates any of their rules not related to her brother.


* Developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind's research on parenting styles revealed the "permissive parenting" style, where the parents combine high responsiveness with low demands. That is, they cater to their children's wishes and impose few to no rules on them. These parents tend to try to be more of a friend to their children than a parent, and it usually doesn't end well.

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* Developmental psychologist Diana Baumrind's research on parenting styles revealed the "permissive parenting" style, where the parents combine high responsiveness with low demands. That is, they cater to their children's wishes and impose few to no rules on them. They might let them stay up all night and eat all the candy they want without enforcing bedtimes or healthy diets. These parents tend to try to be more of a friend to their children than a parent, and it usually doesn't end well.

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