parent v. parente
Your parents are your mother and father, if we don't need to count new-entries from divorced and remarried situations, but the Italian word parenti (pl. of parente) widens the field to family members in general, or relatives, in English. Use the Italian word genitore when referring to a parent.
Eng) I have a parent who lives in London.
It) Ho un genitore che vive a Londra.