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parenting

[ pair-uhn-ting, par- ]
/ ˈpɛər ən tɪŋ, ˈpær- /
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noun

the rearing of children: The schedule allows her very little time for parenting.
the methods, techniques, etc., used or required in the rearing of children: a course in parenting.
the state of being a parent; parenthood.

adjective

of or concerned with the rearing of children: good parenting skills.

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Origin of parenting

First recorded in 1955–60; parent + -ing1

usage note for parenting

Parenting has come to be favored over parenthood, rearing, and bringing up in sociological and educational literature and in popular writing.
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British Dictionary definitions for parenting

parenting
/ (ˈpɛərəntɪŋ) /

noun

the care and upbringing of a child
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