parental

Someone who's parental acts the way a typical mother or father does. A parental kindergarten teacher might pat students' heads and call them "sweetheart."

You can use the adjective parental to describe a motherly or fatherly person, like your parental uncle who attends all your school plays. It also describes something generally related to parents — like parental leave, a work benefit that allows new parents to take some time off to care for their baby; or a parental advisory, which warns parents about the content of an audio recording. The Latin root of parental is parens, "father or mother."

Definitions of parental
1

adj relating to or characteristic of or befitting a parent

parental guidance”
Synonyms:
maternal, paternal
Antonyms:
filial
relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring
daughterly
befitting a daughter
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adj designating the generation of organisms from which hybrid offspring are produced

Antonyms:
filial
designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation

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