parental neglect

Definition of "parental neglect"
  1. An act or failure to act by a caregiver that endangers a child's physical health, emotional well-being, or development
How to use "parental neglect" in a sentence
  1. The social worker reported the parents for parental neglect after discovering that the child was frequently left at home alone.
  2. The lack of medical attention for a child suffering from a health condition is considered parental neglect.
  3. Exposing children to harmful situations and not providing them with necessities like food, education, and clothing is an example of parental neglect.

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