Parent-child relationships refer to the unique and influential relations between parents and their children – either biological or adoptive.
Of the many distinct and even lasting relationships individuals develop in the course of a lifetime, one’s relationships with his or her parents are among the (if not the) most influential. The term “parent-child relationship” refers to the unique and significant affiliation between a parent and child. Legally, the parent-child relationship is defined as the relationship between an individual and their biological offspring or between an individual and a child he or she has legally adopted. Thus, at a first glance, parent-child relationships take one of two basic forms: biological or adoptive, with only biological parents sharing genetic material with their offspring. Of course, there is much more to the parent-child relationship than DNA;...
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