Parent

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"Under the Horse Chestnut Tree" by Mary Cassatt, drypoint and aquatint print, 1898.

Parents are the mother and father or caretaker of their offspring.

In humans, a parent is the mother or the father figure of a child. They are either biologically or legally related to the person. When parents separate and choose who takes care of a child it is called custody. Parents who fail in their duty may be guilty of child abuse.

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