One of the most significant and intimate relationships among humans is that between parent and child. There are currently no federal or state requirements for people to have training before becoming parents, except under special circumstances (foster care) Parenthood is a developmental role, that changes over time according to the changing developmental needs of the child. It is important to continue to examine research and theories to gain insight on the role of parenting and how it influences development. People who collaborate to parent, (can be seen in many context) This can include biological parents, grandparents, friends, other supportive family member that take an active role in raising the child. Ongoing commitment to a specific child"s well-being in a parental manner. The term co parenting can have legal implications concerning parental rights and responsibilities, as well as how co parenting is perceived in the media.