Parents are not strict or demanding; low demand parents => high responsive children; treat children as equals. Parents are more like a friend rather than a parental figure to children, leads to secure attachment. Known as lenient parenting. Parents are very responsive to child’s emotional needs. Opposite of helicopter parenting, where parents micromanage every thing their kid does, very strict parenting.
Children lack self-discipline
Insecure due to lack of guidance
Poor social skills
Worse academic skills
Child development experts deem this as one of the worst parenting styles
However, doing the complete opposite, which is authoritative parenting, is just as harmful.
Not saying no to not upset their child
Not setting or enforcing strict boundaries such as bed times
Not having consequences for their child