Focus on the pronunciation of parent
English definition of “parent”
/ˈpeər·ənt/, /ˈpær-/ n [C]
› a person who gives birth to or raises a child: His parents live in New York. › biology A parent is also any animal or plant that produces another. parental
/pəˈren·təl/ adj [not gradable] › parental guidance parenthood
/ˈpeər·əntˌhʊd/, /ˈpær-/ n [U] › Just barely newlyweds, they now have to confront the harsh realities of parenthood.