A parenting method with a mostly negative connotation. The parent ignores the child completely, acting like they don't exist until one small issue arises that is forced upon them by someone else and then the parent bursts into action, usually an over-reaction, until the issue is resolved. Afterwords, returning to their comatose parenting state.
Did you see that woman over-react when that man told her what her child did to him? She must subscribe to the burst parenting method
by basspumpkins April 08, 2010