I’m 62 years old and past the age of raising small children. When I see this kind of “parenting,” i get the feeling that many parents are afraid to step in and do something because they fear that someone will report them to police for child abuse. Nowadays, even raising your voice to a child can have consequences if someone reports “abuse.” So rather than taking a chance on having their kids removed and put in foster care, the parents just do nothing.
I do wonder if once they are home, if they try to talk to their children, but the problem is, most children benefit most from being trained/corrected at the time that they need the training and correction, not later when they have forgotten all about what they did and honestly have no idea what the parent is talking about.
I’m glad my husband and I raised out daughters in the 1980s!