- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈpɛəɹəntkɹɑːft/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈpɛəɹəntkɹæft/, /ˈpeə-/, /ˈpæ-/
- Hyphenation: pa‧rent‧craft
- The skills and knowledge used by parents in raising children.
- 1980 January, Gillian [Mary] Pugh, “Antenatal Services”, in Gillian Pugh, editor, Preparation for Parenthood: Some Current Initiatives & Thinking, London: National Children's Bureau, OCLC 952051112, page 27:
- The Court report […] received evidence from some that parentcraft classes in hospital were helpful and from others that they conflict with primary health care, and particularly with the work of health visitors.
- 2003, Linda Bryder, “Helen Deem and Paediatrics, 1939–56”, in A Voice for Mothers: The Plunket Society and Infant Welfare, 1907–2000, Auckland: Auckland University Press, →ISBN, page 132:
- Parentcraft included traditional female activities of cooking, home management and budgeting and child care, but also gardening and woodwork, and 'knowledge of civic and and public affairs'. Both parents had a role to play in promoting home life and the family.
- 2016, Teri Gavin-Jones; Sandra Handford, “The History of Antenatal Education”, in Hypnobirth: Evidence, Practice and Support for Birth Professionals, Abingdon, Oxon.; New York, N.Y.: Routledge, →ISBN, page 4:
- The expectations of pregnant women and their families is that within the pregnancy there will be some kind of antenatal education. This may be within an NHS [National Health Service] setting and taught by midwives (sometimes referred to as ‘parentcraft’) or women may seek private sector classes.