parental units

(parental) units

n. parents. (see also rent(al)s.) Hey, units! I need to talk to you about something really important.
See also: unit
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of Bristol) is the first UK publication that directly considers the impacts of domestically abusive paternal parental units on child development.
For those with kids, they have more time to be fun parental units.
Outstanding strips and panels capture the ongoing angst of the teen and his parental units, and make for an ongoing recommendation for general collections
Self-expression might continue to be the hallmark of youth but with the growing popularity of Internet avatars, kids can enjoy all the piercing and tats without the guff from the parental units.
You could notify the parental units next time your sister tries to cover up for skipping choir practice.
Such a power shift can no doubt be a little uncomfortable for parental units, who are more accustomed to setting the rules and don't always see eye to eye with their children.
Their children sat gape-mouthed at their parental units spewing forbidden obscenities.
It really stinks when, to top it all off, one or both of your parental units are going through a tough time.
There's endless partying and general, if mild, contempt for authority figures, mostly pathetic parental units whose lives revolve vicariously around their sons' athletic accomplishments.
The movie's most promising twist is the cross-cultural one, which heats up when Isabel's boisterous Mexican clan and Perry's repressed parental units try to get to know each other.