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childrearing

[chahyld-reer-ing] /ˈtʃaɪldˌrɪər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
the raising and parenting of children:
Childrearing extends beyond simple guardianship to nurturing and guidance.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the raising and parenting of children:
The majority of childrearing responsibilities are shouldered by female family members.
Origin of childrearing
1840-1845
1840-45; child + rear2 (in the sense “to take care of to maturity”) + -ing1
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