There are many different parenting styles. This is on the permissive parenting style. They don't want to impose limits and will avoid punishment and discipline. This is a controversial parenting style.
It is so vitally important for parents to support one another - mom to mom, dad to dad, etc. We need to be each other’s champions and lift each other up. Even if it is a simple nod and smile at the grocery store, or texting late at night when a friend needs it. It’s sharing in the trenches and being willing to take a child or 2 for an hour or 2 to give a break.