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[[caption-width-right:320:Let's hope the little bundle of joy doesn't spit up on [[PimpedOutDress that dress]].]]

->'''Socrates''': ''My friend, I am a man, and like other men, a creature of flesh and blood, and not 'of wood or stone,' as Creator/{{Homer}} says; and I have a family, yes, and sons, O Athenians, three in number, one almost a man, and two others who are still young''
-->--'''Creator/{{Plato}}''', ''[[Literature/ApologyOfSocrates Apology]]''

Of course parents can be important in fiction, whether or not they are actually around.

For the other side of things, see SonOfTropeDaughterOfIndex

[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] SuperTrope.
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[[index]]
!!Tropes:
[floatboxright:
Subcategory:
+ ParentalIssues
]
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother
** AdoptivePeerParent
** MumLooksLikeASister
** SoapOperaRapidAgingSyndrome (Kids were introduced at a certain age and then age was retconned, leaving parental age in question)
** SupernaturallyYoungParent
** TeenPregnancy
* ActionDad
* ActionMom
* AlmightyMom
* AmicablyDivorced
* AnticlimacticParent
* AntagonisticOffspring
* ArchnemesisDad
* AsianBabymama
* BabiesEverAfter
* BabyDollBaby
* BecauseYouCanCope
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition
* BumblingDad
* ChildrenRaiseYou
* ChosenConceptionPartner
* CubCuesProtectiveParent
* DadTheVeteran
* DatingWhatDaddyHates
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest
* DeliverUsFromEvil
* DepartmentOfChildDisservices
* DesignatedParents
* TheDiaperChange
* DivineParentage
* DontTellMama
* DotingParent
* EducationMama
* ElderAbuse (when the now-old parent is abused)
* EmbarrassingOldPhoto
* EmptyNest
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas
* EvilMatriarch
* EvilParentsWantGoodKids
* ExtraParentConception
* FinancialAbuse
* FirstFatherWins
* FosteringForProfit
* FreudianExcuse
* GenerationXerox
* GiveHimANormalLife
* GlamorousSingleMother
* GlorifiedSpermDonor
* GoodParents
* GroundedForever
* HappilyAdopted
* HappilyMarried
* HasTwoMommies
* HippieParents
* {{Housewife}}
* HouseHusband
* HumanMomNonhumanDad
* IAmNotYourFather
* IAmXSonOfY
* IWantGrandkids
* ImmigrantParents
* InvisibleParents
* JacobAndEsau
* JealousParent
* JewishMother
* JockDadNerdSon
* LamarckWasRight
* LetHerGrowUpDear
* LikeFatherLikeSon
* LineageComesFromTheFather
* LukeIAmYourFather
* LukeYouAreMyFather
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter
* MandatoryMotherhood
* MamaBear
* MissingMom
* MommyIssues
* MonsterIsAMommy
* MotherMakesYouKing
* MuggleFosterParents
* MyBelovedSmother
* MyDadCanBeatUpYourDad
* MyParentsAreDead
* MysteriousParent
* {{Nephewism}}
* NoBloodTies
* NotWantingKidsIsWeird
* OffingTheOffspring
* OpenMindedParent
* OrphanageOfFear
* OutlivingOnesOffspring
* OverlordJr
* OverprotectiveDad
* PapaWolf
* ParentService
* ParentsAsPeople
* ParentsForADay
* ParentsKnowTheirChildren
* ParentalAbandonment
* ParentalBetrayal
* ParentalHypocrisy
* ParentalIncest
* ParentalLoveSong
* ParentalMarriageVeto
* ParentalObliviousness
* ParentalSexualitySquick
* ParentalSubstitute
* ParentExMachina
* ParentsInDistress
* ParentTrapPlot
* ParentWithNewParamour
* {{Patronymic}}
* PervertDad
* PromotionToParent
* PushoverParents
* RaisedByGrandparents
* RaisedByNatives
* RaisedByOrcs
* RaisedByWolves
* ResentfulGuardian
* SharedFamilyQuirks
* SingleMomStripper
* SinkOrSwimFatherhood
* SlidingScaleOfParentShamingInFiction
* SoProudOfYou
* SolomonDivorce
* StageMom
* StandardFiftiesFather
* StandInParents
* SupernaturalProofFather
* TeamDad
* TeamMom
* TellMeAboutMyFather
* ThatThingIsNotMyChild
* ThroughHisStomach
* TimeOut
* ToughLove
* TheTrapParents
* TrulySingleParent
* TwerpSweating
* UncannyFamilyResemblance
* UnflappableGuardian
* UnnamedParent
* UselessBystanderParent
* VisitByDivorcedDad
* WellDoneDadGuy
* WhenYouComingHomeDad
* WhereDidWeGoWrong
* WhoWillTakeTheKids
* WinningOverTheKids
* WonderChild
* YouAreGrounded
* YouKilledMyFather
* YourSonAllAlong
* YoureNotMyFather
[[/index]]
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