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parent

n. the lawful and natural father or mother of a person. The word does not mean grandparent or ancestor, but can include an adoptive parent. (See: adoption)

parent

noun ancestor, author, author of one's exissence, derivation, father, generator, mother, mover, precursor, predecessor, primogenitor, procreator, source
Associated concepts: abusive parent, child welfare, neglect
See also: ancestor, author, derivation, originator, precursor, primogenitor, progenitor, source
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Type 1--Parenting: Assist families with parenting and child-rearing skills, understanding child and adolescent development and setting home conditions that support children as students at each age and grade level.
It is well documented that the probability of children and adolescents acquiring nonoptimal health behaviors and developmental problems increases substantially in the presence of ineffective parenting practices.
In 2003, as he introduced a bill to ban gay foster parenting, Texas legislator Robert Talton (R-Pasadena) told the state's House of Representatives: "If it was me I would rather [leave] kids in orphanages as such--this is where they are now if they're not fostered out.
Research on teen pregnancy and parenthood indicates that teens are not well prepared for parenting, and are more likely to live in poverty and to interrupt their education than are older mothers (Braithwaite & Taylor, 2001) Also, the overall quality of a young mother's life is greatly compromised in comparison to the lives of young women who wait until they are older to become pregnant.
Additionally, parents were instructed in parenting and familial skills and students were provided with counseling services as needed.
But in the long run, both roles are vital to a nation's survival, with the new realities created by aging and the deepening demand for human capital formation making successful parenting all the more so.
The Families in Action courses are Strengthening Stepfamilies; Los Ninos Bien Educados; Love and Logic; A Teen Guide to Choosing Success, Choosing Life; and Parenting Skills for Parents with Strong-Willed or Out-of-Control Children.
Our adoption and foster care policies are built on the premise that parenting is an intensely personal endeavor.
According to the NGLTF, privileges enjoyed by heterosexual married couples but denied to gay parents include: legal recognition of the parent-child relationship for children born during the relationship; recognition of parental status under the Family and Medical Leave Act; access to child support when the parental relationship ends; the right to petition for visitation and custody after the dissolution of a relationship; and On some states) adoption and foster parenting.
The three studies reviewed in this article revolutionized our understanding of how parenting and socialization influence children's behavior.
If at its inception schooling represented an attempt to standardize the inculcation of skills, habits, and culture in children, during the first half of the twentieth century educators increasingly fastened their attention on the deficiencies of the home and parenting.
It's really important for kids to understand that no one can make anyone do anything," says Gail Gross, a parenting expert.