Definition of battering parent syndrome in English:

battering parent syndrome


  • A set of psychological characteristics believed to be typical of parents or caregivers who commit physical abuse of their children.

    ‘Our supreme court held that the "battering parent syndrome" raised by the prosecutor was outside the common knowledge of the jury and thus the prosecutor's argument was improper because it was unsupported by expert testimony.’
    • ‘Myers states that decisions rejecting the battering parent syndrome are correct.’
    • ‘The state cannot introduce evidence of battering parent syndrome.’