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What does parenthood mean?
Parenthood is the state of being a parent.
A person enters parenthood when they become a parent. This most commonly happens when their child is born, but it can also happen through adoption or by marrying or becoming a partner to someone with children.
The related noun parenting can mean the same thing as parenthood, but it more commonly refers to the process of raising children or the methods and techniques used to do so, as in I didn’t know anything about parenting before I entered parenthood.
Example: People who have not experienced parenthood probably shouldn’t be so quick to criticize how other people parent their children.
Where does parenthood come from?
The first records of the word parenthood come from the 1850s. The suffix -hood indicates a state or condition—in this case, the state of being a parent. It’s used in the same way in words like motherhood, fatherhood, adulthood, and childhood.
Unlike adulthood, the start of parenthood is very definite—it begins when a person becomes a parent. After that, most parents consider parenthood to be a permanent state that lasts even after their children have grown up. In other words, once you become a parent, you never stop being one. Parenthood is usually considered very challenging due to all the difficulties of raising children, but it’s usually also considered very rewarding. It’s the toughest job you’ll ever love, as the saying goes.
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How is parenthood used in real life?
The word parenthood is often associated with the many challenges that it involves.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Welcome a Baby Girl: Relive Their Journey to Parenthood https://t.co/qEvvgxxxXz
— E! News (@enews) September 24, 2020
Welcome to parenthood. Your refrigerator is now a graveyard of your kids’ half-finished drinks.
— SpacedMom (@copymama) September 21, 2020
a picture of me and my son. because disabled parenthood needs more visibility 💖 pic.twitter.com/DBvaWVU2gX
— Kratababe93 🌞 (@ingabbjarna) September 20, 2020
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Parenthood is usually thought to end when a parent’s child is an adult.
How to use parenthood in a sentence
From financial contracts to mental-health services, housing to parenthood, institutions find ways large and small to stack the deck against LGBTQ people.This is the Queerest Congress Ever. Will It Advance LGBTQ Rights?|Philip Elliott|June 25, 2021|Time
When Liz died, he began using that space to share his heartbreak and open up about his struggles with parenthood.The True Story Behind the New Netflix Film Fatherhood|Annabel Gutterman|June 18, 2021|Time
This delay in parenthood is the price of economic hardship, a pandemic, and political agonies across the globe.
I didn’t expect new parenthood to be easy, but I thought I would have my mom here to help.
While we were both heartbroken by the situation, the potential consequences of her traveling to meet her only granddaughter were too great, so — to date — I have undertaken the first 10 months of parenthood without her by my side.
Planned Parenthood, on the other hand, describes abortion as “very safe.”Abortion Complications Are Rare, No Matter What the Right Says|Samantha Allen|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Camille Hammond, CEO of Tinina Q Cade Foundation, said simply that the pathways to parenthood are different.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction|Eleanor Clift|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told her unapologetic story last month in Elle.Women Share Their Secret Abortion Stories For 1 in 3 Campaign|Brandy Zadrozny|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exacerbating this is the fact that many doctors caring for women at Planned Parenthood often run private practices as well.
Cecile Richards is president of Planned Parenthood Federal of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund.Time for U.S. to Support Abortion for Rape Victims in Other Countries|Cecile Richards|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Admittedly, parenthood, if it is not to end in disaster or the fear of disaster, is a great responsibility.Report of the Special Committee on Moral Delinquency in Children and Adolescents|Oswald Chettle Mazengarb et al.
Its literary parenthood begins before the closing of the theatres and continues even to our own day.The Fatal Dowry|Philip Massinger
But parenthood, as Thyrsis found, meant more than charming baby-prattle and the counting of teeth.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
Some of the best male and female stock refusing marriage and parenthood.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
I have no feeling of being a traitor to my sex, when I say that I believe in at least a rough equality of parenthood.Seeing Things at Night|Heywood Broun