Parenting has been described as the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of children from birth to adulthood. In particular, parenting involves the methods and techniques parents use in child-rearing and all the tasks that parents do on a day-to-day basis to help children grow and mature in healthy ways. Parents offer nurturance, comfort, protection, and guidance to children at various developmental tasks and life stages. This entry looks at the various ways parenting is changing in society, the role of parenting and attachment styles, challenges in parenting, the relationship of parenting and culture, and parenting models and information for parents.

Parenting and Societal Change

The roles of parenting have changed with society’s work demands and other societal changes. ...

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