Parenting (or child rearing) is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the aspects of raising a child aside from the biological relationship. Parenting is usually done by the biological parents of the child in question, although governments and society take a role as well. In many cases, orphaned or abandoned children receive parental care from non-parent blood relations. Others may be adopted, raised in foster care, or placed in an orphanage. Social class, wealth, and income have the strongest impact on what methods of child rearing are used by parents. Lack of money is found to be the defining factor in the style of child rearing that is chosen. As times change so does the way parents parent their children. It becomes essential to understand parenting styles as well as how those styles contribute to the behavior and development of children. Developmental...
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I've never been able to come to terms with people who think that having a son is a blessing whereas daughters are, sadly, still considered to be burden. I know so many families where the sons, once grown up and married, abandon their parents and more »
Nidhi Dogra started the Discussion
on Oct 24, 2014 , 03:16 pm
Why is adoption such a big deal for Indians?
It is quite surprising that even today, adoption is considered to be a taboo in our society and not many people are open to the idea of bringing up someone else' child. I often hear people say that they only want their own child. But why is more »