To Kill a Mockingbird

atticus is characterized as having "couteous detachment". what does this mean?

What do they mean when they characterize atticus as having courteous detachment

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The fact that Scout describes her father as someone who treat them (Jem and Scout) with ‘courteous detachment’ demonstrates that he isn’t the type of father who tries to interfere or have a voice in everything they do. Rather, he gives them the freedom to grow up making their own decisions and mistakes in order to prepare them for adulthood.