parenting
noun Date: 1958 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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • parenting — par·ent·ing par ənt iŋ, per n the raising of a child by its parents …   Medical dictionary

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