1stParent.com is a website
dedicated to delivering information about parents. Parents are
described as a mother or father, the person who either sires or
give birth to or nurtures and raises an offspring.
Obviously, many combinations of parents, step parents, adoption,
biological, non biological parents exist and we will discuss
them in detail within this web site.
To become a parent obviously there is no written test. It is a
function of the human body.
Since the world has a population explosion, therefore many
countries like China have put a limit on people becoming a
parent with the number of children they are allowed to have.
In human reproduction, the mother gestates her child, which is
first called an embryo and then a fetus, in the uterus from
conception or implantation until the fetus is appropriately
developed to be born.
Technically speaking, the term embryo is used to describe the
developing offspring during the first eight weeks following
conception, and the term fetus is used from about two months of
development until birth.
A parent is a mother or father; one who sires or gives birth to
and/or nurtures and raises an offspring. The different roles of
parents vary throughout the world and vary widely among
locations, religious belief, social culture, and many other
elements surrounding parent / child relationships.
Usually, due to the mother was the one to carry the offspring,
she is closer to the child / parent relationship. The mother
usually stays at home more and interacts more with the child.
However, when the mother works and the father is at home caring
for the child, they develop a closer bond.
The term parent can also be applied to persons who were not the
biological parents but they fulfill the social role. Many
possibilities exist in defining a parent, such as a step mother
/ step father or an adoptive mother or father and then we can
include the advancement in reproductive technologies thus giving
motherhood split between the genetic mother who provides the
ovum and the gestation mother who carries the pregnancy. Then in
many cultures and economic status roles, a social parent may
actually raise the child.
Worldwide, the role of parent is very difficult to define
because of the complexity and the differences found in various
cultures, religious roles, social atmospheres and a wide variety
of other items alter a universal single definition of a parent.