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What is Parenting?

Parenting is the process of raising and educating a child from birth until adulthood. This is usually done in a child's family by the mother and/or father. Where parents are unable or unwilling to provide this care, it is usually taken on by close relatives, such as older siblings, aunts and uncles, or grandparents. In other cases, children may be cared for by adoptive parents, foster parents, godparents, or in institutions (such as group homes or orphanages).
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Articles Associated with Parenting

All About Children
Parenting is not learned by instinct; it requires many complex skills. Parents have responsibility for the physical, emotional, social, sexual, behavioural, educational, creative and spiritual development of their children. And at the same time they must love them unconditionally. Tony Humphreys recognises the many and varied challenges faced
Teen Sleep Problems Lead to Depression & Drug Abuse
Sleep problems in children and teens have reached a crisis level in America. New science shows that these issues are setting the table for obesity, depression, drug abuse, and future cardiovascular disease. Specific biological pathways have now been defined that explain how sleep problems may lead directly to
Relaxed parents are stress management experts
An interview with Sarah McCrum, director of the Academy of Potential EducationJimmy Allen: If you were to give parents a simple and quick piece of advice to help with stress management and improving their children's behavior, what would that be?Sarah McCrum: Well, I once met a parenting consultant
What to expect when dealing with postpartum recovery and care
Pregnancy is a long 9 months, but it doesn’t end there! Postpartum care and recovery really does encompass a lot of things and most are a shock and unexpected. In my case anyway. Before I had my baby, I did my best to be as prepared as I possibly
How Hostile Bacteria Take Up Unwanted Residence
Some of the worst bacterial infections have learned how to trick and evade the human immune response, allowing themselves to set up shop and wreak havoc to health. Two new studies help explain how problematic bacterial infections work their evil. In the first study, gene arrays were used
How to get your child the extra help they need in school
Extra help in school. (Applicable mainly to the UK) The British government promised "that a child with special educational needs should have their needs met" (sec. 1.3, SEN Code of Practice, 2001). Even though it's printed for all to see, they won't be able to keep the promise,
Help! My Child Won't go to School
"How do I get my nine-year-old daughter to school? She seems to have tummy aches or headaches constantly, and misses several days of school each week. Any suggestion that she must go and she screams and cries and seems to be genuinely afraid of going to school. What
Healthcare Providers: 5 Important Professions in the Medical Field
As many move toward this in-demand field, it's important to discover the many career choices that await. Some careers only require a couple months training (CNA/Med Tech), while others require advanced degrees and residencies. Whatever your interests, chances are there is a career in this diverse employment setting.
Pregnancy Tip and Advice
On the eve of baby’s on the due date, I am unable to sleep. With baby moving in my womb, which occur spontaneously Braxton Hicks contractions and make you helpless, like a beetle on its back waving its legs, and the enormous pressure in pelvis that whisks you
How to Keep Your Little Ones Safe from Sickness
  Parenting young children can be a major pleasure in life. It’s a job that requires a significant degree of responsibility, too. If you’re a devoted parent, you should make it a goal to keep illnesses far away from your children at all times. You need to concentrate on
My Son Is Terribly Shy, What Can I Do To Help Him?
Q. "I have a 7-year old son who is so shy he will hardly talk to anyone outside of our family. How can I help him?"A. Some children are naturally slower than others to warm to people. Still, they can usually learn to overcome their fears and become
3 Common Kid Injuries and How To Help Them
Injuries in childhood are a rite of passage and an unavoidable part of parenting. Knowing how to help your child when an accident happens, and when to seek professional help, isn't always easy. Learn the basics for how to prevent and treat these three common childhood injuries and
Healthy Smiles for the Fam: 4 Tips to Help Kids Keep Their Pearly Whites Clean
Parenting young kids can be a challenge. It can sometimes even be a challenge to get youngsters to be willing to brush their teeth at night. If you want your kids to relish amazing oral health, then you need to promote in-depth dental hygiene practices at all times.
Oxytocin and Parenting
It's a mom and pop thingPhiladelphia, PA, 20 August, 2010 - The hormone oxytocin has come under intensive study in light of emerging evidence that its release contributes to the social bonding that occurs between lovers, friends, and colleagues. Oxytocin also plays an important role in birth and
3 Important Things to Know and Understand before You Start a Family
If you have decided to start trying to have a baby, you may have an idyllic image of what your pregnancy experience will be like. You may also have grand expectations about what your growing family will be like for decades to come. However, there are no guarantees
Help Your Baby Develop Character
How Can We Help Children Learn about Character? Children learn about strong character when parents and other adults in their daily lives   set a good example through their own behavior and actions,   set and communicate high standards and clear expectations,   coach them on
New Science Questions Theory of Antidepressant Drugs
Eva Redei, David Lawrence Stein Professor of Psychiatry at Northwestern's Feinberg School, has presented a study that throws a monkey wrench in the scientific rationale that is used to justify giving out antidepressant medication.  She has clearly demonstrated, for the first time, that genes involved with stress are
How to Raise the Standard & Change Your Family's Health Culture
With media sources regularly talking about issues related to childhood and adult obesity and other health issues, you understandably may be concerned about the health and well-being of your loved ones. Because the diet and exercise habits of family members are usually similar, you may be able to
The Blended Family Hopes, Fears, and Tasks
Hope springs eternal, and there’s nowhere that’s more true than a couple taking the leap of faith into a second marriage. To all those who dare to hope that their second marriage (or third, or fourth) will be better than the last, I say congratulations and good luck!