Children who have uninvolved parents might feel like what they do doesn’t matter and might have low self-esteem because no one at home is encouraging them or rooting for them, and there is little to no communication. There is no love and no support and children might end up feeling like a nuisance or a burden to an uninvolved parent.
Permissive parents sometimes set boundaries and rules, but don’t follow through with them on the basis of “kids will be kids” or “they’ll figure it out on their own.” That means not sticking to your guns, which can ultimately end with your child believing they’ll never have consequences to actions. Permissive parents often are seen in more of a “friend” role than a parent. There is a lot of love to go around, but very little response when kids act out. Bribery on the front end can also beis sometimes used in lieu of punishment on the back end. Children of permissive parents are often asked their opinion on major decisions, resulting in a lack of respect for authority on the child’s part as they feel they should have a say in everything.
Children raised with permissive parents might buck authority altogether because there are no consequences and rules where they come from, which could result in chronic behavioral problems and loneliness or sadness. They might have a hard time self-regulating as well.