Never choose to reproduce any man who will simply take care of children. Choose one who will parent . . .  best to choose one who has been parented. – Auntie Vanessa

to provide financial support = to provide financial support

to provide food, clothing, and shelter = to provide food, clothing, and shelter

to provide financial support OR to provide food, clothing, and shelter = (apparently) to take care of

to pay child support solely OR to provide food, clothing, and shelter solely ≠ parenting

to care = love, nurturing, emotional support, physical presence, quality time, shared memories

to raise (or to rear) = to lead by example; to impart knowledge, wisdom; to instill morals, sound values; to discipline in effort to move to a higher position; to lift up; to elevate

to provide financial support, to provide food, clothing and shelter, to care, and to raise = parenting

Age is a given. Maturity is not.

Barring death, a child will grow into adulthood. That is the nature of this planet.

A child, however, will not grow into a high quality man or woman without care and rearing.

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