Definitions for parentingˈpɛər ən tɪŋ, ˈpær-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
par•ent•ingˈpɛər ən tɪŋ, ˈpær-(n.)
the rearing of children by parents.
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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
parenting(noun)ˈpɛər ən tɪŋ, ˈpær-
all the things sb does to raise a child
good/bad parenting; parenting skills
Process of raising and educating a child from birth until adulthood.
Parenting is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the aspects of raising a child aside from the biological relationship. Parenting is usually done by the biological parents of the child in question, although governments and society take a role as well. In many cases, orphaned or abandoned children receive parental care from non-parent blood relations. Others may be adopted, raised in foster care, or placed in an orphanage.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Performing the role of a parent by care-giving, nurturance, and protection of the child by a natural or substitute parent. The parent supports the child by exercising authority and through consistent, empathic, appropriate behavior in response to the child's needs. PARENTING differs from CHILD REARING in that in child rearing the emphasis is on the act of training or bringing up the children and the interaction between the parent and child, while parenting emphasizes the responsibility and qualities of exemplary behavior of the parent.
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