Pronunciation: (pâr'un-ting, par'-), [key]
1. the rearing of children: The schedule allows her very little time for parenting.
2. the methods, techniques, etc., used or required in the rearing of children: a course in parenting.
3. the state of being a parent; parenthood.
of or concerned with the rearing of children: good parenting skills.
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