Originally Posted by Evi
Nancy Botwin doesn't measure up. She has shitty parenting skills but she definitely cares unlike, say, Livia or De'Londa.
Actually, the most fucked up thing is that De'Londa does
care. But she is so deeply invested in a supremely fucked environment that she never even considers that her son would have any options outside of the Game. Within that context, she actually thinks that her "tough love" is the best way to see him succeed (in her own, horribly myopic, view of success).
That doesn't make her anywhere near a good parent, and it could be argued that she doesn't care about Namond's success for his own sake as much as because she needs someone to support her once the Barksdale money dries up. But in a way it's worse to think that she really does think she's helping.