: the process of taking care of and raising children
Her husband is actively involved in child-rearing.
often used before another noun
child-rearing practices/methods

Examples of child-rearing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In large part, her position rests on her argument that all the fundamental interests tied to child-rearing can be satisfied with just one child. Trevor Hedberg, The Conversation, 15 Feb. 2024 While my parents were wild and fashionable (my mother was a designer, my father an art dealer), Granny and Winnie were cosy and always around and, frankly, took over the child-rearing to a large degree. Plum Sykes, Vogue, 13 Feb. 2024 Finally, many people in this age group may be busy with a variety of responsibilities, including child-rearing, work and caring for older family members. Katia Hetter, CNN, 2 Feb. 2024 American society hasn’t embraced the idea that child-rearing can or should be taught formally. Faith Hill, The Atlantic, 2 Feb. 2024 The drop in child-rearing is even more extreme, with about 60% of 30- to 34-year-olds in 1993 having at least one child. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 25 Jan. 2024 While Learning It Yourself Consider Mental Impacts As anyone who's gone from full-time work to full-time child-rearing knows, quitting a job requires more than just a financial adjustment. Mia Taylor, Parents, 20 Jan. 2024 In the cassowary’s world, males are tasked with child-rearing responsibilities. Katie Liu, Discover Magazine, 9 Jan. 2024 Silverstone used mother bird feeding while raising Bear Silverstone is known for her unconventional child-rearing techniques, many of which have gone viral over the years. Anneke Knot, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Child-rearing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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