from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The rearing of a child or children, especially the care, love, and guidance given by a parent.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Process of raising and educating a child from birth until adulthood.
- v. Present participle of parent.
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I also wanted to add another voice to the crowd stating that nothing in parenting is guaranteed, including pain with breastfeeding.
"One of the most common mistakes made in parenting is to think that the child is a miniature adult," said Prof. Lou Aynard, a psychologist with the Family Outreach Network.
The New York Times Manual of Style and Usage discourages the use of the word parenting.
Which of course has raised the question of what kind of parenting is going on.
If "parenting" is just "I have a kid and life goes on the same as always," then you're not parenting.
I think the problem is more rooted in parenting decisions than in economic ones … although socio-economic status and ability do certainly play their role.
I agree! parenting is really tough, We parent should take care of our children and when they had an accident we blame our selves.
I was seeing a trend in parenting literature that seemed to be exaggerating sex differences between girls and boys.
We've read a website devoted to parents with visual impairments and are taking a course in parenting preparation offered by Hadley School for the Blind.
The teachers have a point when they say that parenting is a huge factor in student achievement.
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