When parents fail to raise children who ultimately become happy, well-adjusted, productive adults. The causes include, but are not limited to: Using television as a substitute nanny. Shielding children from the consequences and even the concept of failure in a misguided attempt to be nice. Not requiring them to have chores or responsibilities in order to prepare them for adulthood. Not allowing them to have relationships with the opposite sex as teenagers to prepare them for serious adult relationships. Forcing them into careers for which they are not suited. Undermining the credibility of a non-custodial parent.
Kara and tens of millions of her contemporaries watch more than six hours of television per day. This is parental malpractice.