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parent

1. a father or mother
2. Rare an ancestor
3. 
a. an organism or organization that has produced one or more organisms or organizations similar to itself
b. (as modifier): a parent organism
4. Physics Chem
a. a precursor, such as a nucleus or compound, of a derived entity
b. (as modifier): a parent nucleus

parent

[′per·ənt]
(computer science)
An element that precedes a given element in a data structure.
(nuclear physics)
A radionuclide that upon disintegration yields a specified nuclide, the daughter, either directly, or indirectly as a later member of a radioactive series.
(quantum mechanics)
If an n-electron state is written as a sum of products of 1-electron states and (n- 1)-electron states, the (n- 1)-electron states are called the parents of the n-electron states.

parent

(mathematics, data)
The ancestor node in a tree that points to the current node (one of its child nodes).

Parents

(dreams)
In this dream you may be expressing feelings and concerns about your parents that you could not express in daily life. Some believe that this dream usually has nothing to do with your parents, but rather the male and female sides of personality or self. The father may represent the expressive, creative, and protective sides of God, while the mother His receptive and nurturing side. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men our collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that urges you on and inspires you. This knowledge is intuitive and unexpressed by words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity.
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Key words: Perceived parental rejection, defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder, children, single parents.
Parental love is crucial for the healthy social and emotional development of children.
Sometimes only one parent will be eligible for shared parental leave: for example, a self-employed mother cannot take shared parental leave herself, but her employed partner may be able to if the parents meet the criteria.
He explained parental attachment as linkage between child and parent that remain stable and offers secure/safe feelings to the child (Hazan and Shaver, 1994).
Research has examined that parental aspiration is positively allied with the academic achievement and expectation of children (Benner & Mistry, 2007).
Although alcohol use typically increases as adolescents become more individuated from parents and parental monitoring lessens (Baer & Bray, 1999; Barnes, Reifman, Farrell, & Dintcheff, 2000), college students who internalize positive parental norms may make better decisions regarding drinking in the long run (Brody, Ge, Katz, & Arias, 2000).
Arce, Farina, and Seijo (2005) investigated 783 court sentences in Spain, most of which were homologated without considering the concept or presence of parental alienation and, only in cases where mothers presented severe behavior, was custody assigned to fathers.
In addition to leave privileges under existing laws, parental leaves of 15 days every year shall be granted to an employee who has rendered service of at least one year,' it said.
There is also a parental leave mentoring program and an alternative work arrangement program that provide flexibility at the firm.
Using a wider lens to assess minors' reproductive rights, this Article compares the law on minors' rights to obtain abortion care with minors' parental rights.
After childbirth, male and female employees can take additional parental leave for up to six months each (with an overall limit of 10 months together, or 11 months if the father takes a leave of longer than three months), until the child is eight years old.
The influence of Parental Involvement (PI) in a child's growth and development is generally accepted.

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