Parenting includes activities that lead to the support and promotion of physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in infants. Parenting begins in a child from when he/she is an infant up to adulthood. In most cases, parenting is offered by the biological parents to the child although in other situations it can be done by older siblings, legal guardians, grandparents, family members as well as family friends. There are also children who may be orphaned or abandoned by their families and may be adopted by individuals who they are not related to but they offer parental care such as foster parents or orphanages. It is important to monitor the activities of these foster care families and orphanages which can be done by the government by licensing them or even the society to ensure that parental care is offered to these children adequately. Parents who offer parental care to their children such that the children develop into responsible adults are referred to as good parent.
There are various factors that influence parenting such as wealth, culture, social class as well as the incomes. The wealth, social class and incomes play a role in parenting as in the resources and opportunities that are made available to the child or children. Travelling parents will have little time to spend with their children and this may affect their parental care to their children. This will require them to look for a daycare that will be taking care of the child all day when the parent is not available. It might be hard to get a good daycare where one can leave their child or children more so for a travelling parent but with proper search, they will be able to get a daycare near them. A good daycare provider should be able to love the children honestly and genuinely so that they can be able to take good care of the children. Being a natural nurturer as well as being warm to people is a very important trait for the children is also an important trait for the daycare providers to ensure that they can take good care of their children. Teaching children in the right way which shall promote their growth towards proper physical, social, emotional and intellectual development on behalf of the parents is also very important for the daycare services provider.
A travelling parent should ensure that they talk to their child or children to ensure they understand why they cannot spend the day in a daycare. Telling these details will be influenced by the temper of the child as well as his/her age. A travelling parent should never prolong the departures, sneak away from the child, display some guilt about leaving the child as well as acting anxious when leaving the child.