• (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent.
    Example: "Parental guidance"
    Synonyms: maternal, paternal
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on parental:

Scots Family Law - Children - Parental Rights
... Parental rights exist to allow the individual or individuals responsible for the child to fulfil their parental responsibilities ... Parental rights can only be exercised so far as practicable and in the best interests of the child ... There are four recognised parental rights (1) to have the child living with him or her or otherwise to regulate the child's residence (2) to control, direct or guide, in a manner appropriate to the stage of ...
Parental Responsibility
... Parental responsibility Parental responsibility (access and custody), in the European Union, refers to the bundle of rights and privileges that children have with their ...
Tetrad (genetics)
... The meiotic products, spores, remain packaged in the parental cell body to produce the tetrad ... tetrad can segregate these genes as the parental ditype (PD), the non-parental ditype (NPD) or as the tetratype (TT) ...
Sentry Parental Controls
... Sentry Parental Controls is a group of content-control software that logs, notifies and blocks Internet content that may be unsuitable for children ... The company conducts survey research of parental concerns over Internet use ... with other software of this type, it provides parental controls for the safer use of web browsers, instant messaging, file transfers and other applications through a web-based ...
Scissortail Sergeant - Behavior - Parental Care
... Like some other fish species, Scissortail Sergeant males are in charge of parental care ... Male parental care is more common than female or biparental care in fish because territorial males are able to guard several clutches of eggs while simultaneously attracting new ... fish undergo brood cycling, in which they alternate between a mating phase and a parental phase ...

More definitions of "parental":

  • (adj): Designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced.

Famous quotes containing the word parental:

    The most important emotional accomplishment of the toddler years is reconciling the urge to become competent and self-reliant with the longing for parental love and protection.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)

    The child who would be an adult must give up any lingering childlike sense of parental power, either the magical ability to solve your problems for you or the dreaded ability to make you turn back into a child. When you are no longer hiding from your parents, or clinging to them, and can accept them as fellow human beings, then they may do the same for you.
    Frank Pittman (20th century)

    With the breakdown of the traditional institutions which convey values, more of the burdens and responsibility for transmitting values fall upon parental shoulders, and it is getting harder all the time both to embody the virtues we hope to teach our children and to find for ourselves the ideals and values that will give our own lives purpose and direction.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)