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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)

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Parenting coordination has evolved as it has grown in popularity and spread to other jurisdictions in the United States and Canada.
Parenting effectively includes, besides the aforementioned factors, an understanding of the concept of healthy adolescence and normative development, how to assess the status of their adolescent child in terms of his or her health trajectory, how to facilitate healthy development and foster the adoption of positive health behaviors, how to access resources and support for themselves and their adolescent when there is a problem.
Carrie Evans, state legislative lawyer for the Human Rights Campaign, a gay advocacy group, has tracked state legislation on gay parenting since 2000.
A formative research study conducted at New Lives, an alternative school of choice in an urban northeast Texas school district, used focus groups to explore perceptions and beliefs about pregnancy and parenting among teens.
To collect cursory demographic and health information, the investigator created a 1 1/2 page data form that included questions about income, education, household size, health status, and activities of daily parenting (ADPs).
She also found that the women who were happy with the parenting plan reported that visits with the children went well.
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.
Willowridge Information & Recreation Centre: Parent Relief, Youth Mentoring and Parenting Workshops, Year 2.
"It's a lot of responsibility," says Kate Kelly, a parenting expert.
As Katie De Carolis--a parent who connected with Parent to Parent of Vermont first as a referred parent and then as a supporting parent--comments: "Shortly after our daughter Emily was diagnosed with Down syndrome and we were feeling consumed by disability information, my supporting parent helped me to see beyond the disability by bringing me a book about parenting. Just parenting--not parenting your child with a disability--but just parenting.
Parenting with a Disability is a free quarterly newsletter from Through the Looking Glass.
"There's a notion now that parenting is a kind of consumer experience," says Barbara Katz Rothman, a sociologist at the City University of New York.