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parenthood

noun

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the caring for a child by its parents
  • parenthood is a difficult task requiring great commitment

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The first known use of parenthood was in 1853

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“Parenthood.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/parenthood. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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