From Spanking Art
Parent is a family relationship that applies to:
- a woman who has given birth to a child (a mother)
- a man who has impregnated the mother (a biological father)
- a man who is the mother's husband (a legal father, irrespective of biological fatherhood)
- a man or woman who has adopted a child or who otherwise taken on the responsibilities of parenting
Legally, parents have special responsibilities for their underage children, as well as a few special rights.