childrearing

[ chahyld-reer-ing ]
/ ˈtʃaɪldˌrɪər ɪŋ /

noun

the raising and parenting of children: Childrearing extends beyond simple guardianship to nurturing and guidance.

adjective

of or relating to the raising and parenting of children: The majority of childrearing responsibilities are shouldered by female family members.

Origin of childrearing

1840–45; child + rear2 (in the sense “to take care of to maturity”) + -ing1
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