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What are the signs that a parent is neglecting his or her child?

Abusive parents may deflect, blaming the child or the teacher for problems. They may be extremely demanding, with expectations that the child cannot meet. Parents who are depressed or who are abusing alcohol or drugs are more likely to be neglecting their children.

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