What is the opposite of mothering?

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Verb
(caring for) Opposite of looking after someone or something
Abandoning their young to fend for themselves was a common trait observed in this particular species.”
Verb
Opposite of present participle for to look after (someone) kindly and protectively
“Frank could not bear to watch his stepfather mistreat his mother, a loving, strongwilled woman who, like himself, deserved a far better existence.”
Noun
(someone or something) Opposite of the state of supervising, protecting, and maintaining the health and welfare of
“Due to her negligence, Lily had lost the rights to her children.”
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