by Sai gowtham

Get the parent element from a child in JavaScript

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to get a parent element from a child element using JavaScript.

Consider, we have the elements like this in our code:

<div class="container">
    <h1 class="title">This is child</h1>
</div>

Now, we need to get the parent element div by using the child element h1.

Using document.querySelector() method

To get the parent element from a child, first we need to access the child element using the document.querySelector() method by passing a classname to it.

const child = document.querySelector(".title");

Now, we can access the parent element by calling a parentNode property on it.

const parent = child.parentNode;
console.log(parent);

Output:

<div class="container">
</div>

Here is a full example:

<div class="container">
    <h1 class="title">This is child</h1>
</div>
const child = document.querySelector(".title");
const parent = child.parentNode;

console.log(parent);

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