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1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a parent.
2. Genetics Of or designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.

pa·ren′tal·ly adv.
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adjective Referring to a parent or parenting.
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Patient discussion about parental

Q. I’m with depression. I don't want to tell this to my parents, so what can I do to cure it? I’m with depression. And I seem to be depressed only when I spend an extended amount of time with family and then I leave them. I don't want to tell this to my parents, so what can I do to cure it?

A. Sounds like you are missing home. Call them up and yack on the phone some. Its part of life to have to be out on your own and everyone usually misses home. Its good you have one to go back to. But you can decide to try and make some roots right where you are. You can't really live your life in two places at once. The advice I was given by a very spiritual person I used to talk to alot was that you have to bloom where you are planted. Make the best of where you are at and quit worrying about how it could be somewhere else. Try and make some friends and get involved in something where you are at. Get put and explore around and see what happens.

Q. Are there any special forums for parents to kids with cancer? I think my sister could really use that kind of support group of people who are going through the exact same thing they never dreamed to be.

A. But how should I tell her to go there? she acts like she doesn't need help. she says she isn't the one who needs treatment and she wouldn't want to waste time and energy on herself now- only on the kid. How do I convince her it's important?

Q. why is it that some women lack parental nutrition?

A. Do you mean breastfeeding? Some women have problem with their nipples, in rare cases the breast tissue isn't developed enough. Sometimes breast surgeries damage the milk ducts. Psychological factors also play a role.

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In the first study, Mikolajczak and colleagues recruited parents through social networks, schools, paediatricians, and other sources to participate in research on 'parental well-being and exhaustion.' The parents, mostly French-speaking adults in Belgium, completed three batches of online surveys spaced about 5.5 months apart.
A total of 4,972,911 foster care entries were identified, of which 23.38 percent were home removals attributable to parental drug use.
That appeal tribunal decision closely followed another one by the same body in the case of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, which rejected claims of direct sex discrimination in similar circumstances on the basis that the correct comparator to a man claiming shared parental leave could only be a woman claiming such leave, not a woman on maternity leave.
Sweden was the first to establish a shared parental leave format in 1974, 41 years before the UK.
However, unlike parental partiality, pre-parental partiality has not enjoyed the sort of philosophical attention that might be expected either to furnish or to foreclose such justification.
States should use parental leave policies to reduce gender inequality.
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Benu Networks, a provider of innovative virtual network solutions that enable service providers to rapidly create and deliver next generation IP services, has announced it has the industry's only genuine parental control solution available in today's market, the company said.
Parental property wealth and the "Bank of Mum and Dad" is increasingly a key factor in determining young people's prospects of getting on to the housing ladder by 30 years old, a report from the Resolution Foundation suggests.
Parental control software includes features that guide parents and guardians to monitor their children's use of smart devices, especially mobile phones.

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