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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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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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Biank and Werner-Lin (2011) followed a case study of a parentally bereaved participant from childhood into late adolescence and noticed a reworking and renegotiating of grief overtime interwoven with developmental issues.
Evidence-based practices for parentally bereaved children and their families.
Incidence of parentally reported and clinically diagnosed food hypersensitivity in the first year of life.
A growing number of fathers, believing that they should be more parentally involved, requested from the medical authorities to be with their wives during the delivery (Leavitt, 2009).
Schmeling (1991) and Salmenpera (1994) reported hemodynamic effects of parentally administered medetomidine in dogs and explained dose response relationship.
World Health Organization recommends that in places where a high percentage of HBV infections are acquired parentally or where the general population prevalence of Chronic HBV infection is greater than 8%, first dose of Hepatitis B vaccine should be administered before 24 hours of birth which is effective to prevent 70% to 95% of the infection11.
Factor in four years of college and maybe graduate school, or a parentally subsidized internship with the local theater company, and say hello to your million-dollar bundle of joy.
Cluver and Gardner investigated mental health outcomes for urban children parentally bereaved by AIDS in South Africa.
We didn't have iPads or Apple TV back then, and television was something parentally regulated, so my activity of choice was reading books.
From students' confining self-doubt to parentally induced pressures, challenges radiate not just from technical limitations, but from an individual's preconceptions, environment, self-esteem, and personality.
Under this parentally managed account, kids can freely browse and purchase their favorite Fathead products, while learning financial responsibility at the same time, the company said.