When I read about the types of parenting I was immediately brought back to a debate we had in high school, if people know the parenting styles and psychologist lean more towards authoritative parenting as the best, then why don't most parents use that parenting style?
Well as I learn more and get older I understand that parenting styles differ for multiple reasons, like culture, how they were raised, religion, education level, family size, etc. I get that authoritarian parents like control, and think that those who grow up with many rules and respect those in charge will do better in our world. I also understand the permissive style for they think that a child should grow up on their own and make mistakes and what not. What I have a hard time really understanding now is the uninvolved parenting. I know some of the reasons like work, illness, that was how the parent was raised but I feel like this could possibly be more than that. I feel that parents who are uninvolved and simply going through the motions maybe did not have a strong desire for the child in the first place.
Do you think that uninvolved parents are the way they are because maybe they didn't want the child in the first place?