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parenting

noun par·ent·ing \ˈper-ən-tiŋ\

: the process of taking care of children until they are old enough to take care of themselves : the things that parents do to raise a child

Full Definition of PARENTING

1
:  the raising of a child by its parents
2
:  the act or process of becoming a parent
3
:  the taking care of someone in the manner of a parent

Examples of PARENTING

  1. They share the responsibilities of parenting.
  2. <as the big day approaches, the expectant couple are starting to get worried about their fitness for parenting>

First Known Use of PARENTING

1958
Medical Dictionary

parenting

noun par·ent·ing \ˈpar-ənt-iŋ, ˈper-\

Medical Definition of PARENTING

:  the raising of a child by its parents

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