What Are Irresponsible Parents?

Perspectives on irresponsible parenting vary, but a common perspective is that irresponsible parents neglect their core duties as parents for self-indulgence. Irresponsible parents often lack the emotional connection to their children that compels them to make personal sacrifices and to train, nurture and care for their kids, according to GlobalPost.

Irresponsible parents may allow their children to venture into unsafe areas or homes because of the convenience of having them out of the home. Irresponsible parents also neglect their roles such as providing nutritious foods, getting kids to school regularly and stepping in to manage the behavior of children. Irresponsible parents may also fail to provide financially for their children when capable.