Parenting or Child rearing fosters and supports a child’s physical, mental, social, and emotional development from birth to adulthood. In simple terms, parenting refers to a mother’s (or father’s) involvement in their child’s life from conception to childhood. Child-rearing is the process of educating and shaping young children to be well-adjusted and responsible citizens of society. It is also involved in the education and guidance of children after birth. While there are varying opinions on the ideal way of parenting, most people agree that the best approach to child-rearing is establishing a stable and loving relationship with your child from the time you first teach them to walk or talk.