Understanding the difference between a parent and a caregiver?

Many times the term caregiver is understood to be caring for someone over the age of 18 with medical, physical, or mental complications. Yet, many young parents are put into a caregiving role when their peers get to parent. 

Understanding what differentiates a parent from a caregiver helps us gain more understanding and build awareness around the additional expectations family caregivers take on. The Article titled Caregiving and Parenting Are Not The Same, by Erin Croyle, goes into detail about the differences. 

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