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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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parentingpar‧ent‧ing /ˈpeərəntɪŋ $ ˈper-/ noun [uncountable]  SSFthe skill or activity of looking after your own children The program aims to teach young men parenting skills.
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parentingSo, in the Act parenting is for life, because children need continuity, security, and a sense of identity.All parenting is shared between the family and the wider kinship and friendship network, and between this system and state provision.Inadequate parenting has left them wounded, confused, fearful of intimacy, double-minded, and addicted to all kinds of emotions.It also maintains the powerful traditional link between ideas of parenting, and ideas of biological motherhood.Two-fifths of the ex-care sample had a rating of poor parenting, compared to one in nine of the comparison group.What, in general, is the effect of such rigid parenting?But when parenting is shared the lines of responsibility are blurred and formal assessments can lead to resentment.
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