What does parenting mean?

Definitions for parentingˈpɛər ən tɪŋ, ˈpær-

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  1. parenting(Noun)

    Process of raising and educating a child from birth until adulthood.


  1. Parenting

    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

  1. Parenting

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of parenting in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of parenting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Cosby:

    Parenting is not going on.

  2. Vanessa Jameson:

    It’s true in entrepreneurship and in parenting that there is no rule book.

  3. Sarah Palin:

    Levi is a great dad, we have a great co-parenting relationship and Tripp loves him.

  4. Jodie Foster:

    Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.

  5. Vince Vaughn:

    Leave the toddlers at home, unless that's your parenting style. Unfinished Business's Unfinished Business.

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