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Roger and his wife were definitely far from ideal parents but were not out of the norm for their day and for their status. I would guess quite a few other well to do families today have a similar hands off style of parenting. And of course, there are the helicopter parents, as a counter point.

Unfortunately, most of the time we don't see the mistakes we are making until they grow up.

Still, Roger's big contribution to his daughter has been money, and she's been quite happy to avail herself of buckets of that and even to use the continuing buckets as blackmail. Mona's holing up in the bathroom with a bottle of gin is probably worse. I would argue that what the daughter is doing is far, far worse as she knows very good and well how bad it is to be or to feel abandoned by your parents and she's willfully doing it to her own kid--to punish her parents.
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