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NURTURE. The act of taking care of children and educating them: the right to the nurture of children generally belongs to the father till the child shall arrive at the age of fourteen years, and not longer. Till then, he is guardian by nurture. Co. Litt. 38 b. But in special cases the mother will be preferred to the father; 5 Binn. R. 520; 2 S. & R. 174; and after the death of the father, the mother is guardian by nurture. Fl. 1. 1, c. 6; Com. Dig. Guardian, D.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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To date, there has been little empirical study of the Nurtured Heart Approach.
We see a progression from the nature versus nurture debate, to an interactionist perspective that considers the interaction of the two, to a dynamic view of how nature (e.g., abilities) is always nurtured, and how nurture (e.g., learning) is constrained by nature.
Only in a land where intolerance and suspicion and hatred of "the other" are nurtured -- fed and watered daily -- would that long-ago battle still stir passions and cause ordinary citizens to endorse a campaign of genocide.
The mustard tree, nurtured through its youth to its maturity, is this big, strong, vitally alive thing.
Since November of 1994 co-founders Cassandra Burton and Faye Williams have nurtured Sisterspace from a shelf of books for sale in a boutique to a bona fide community resource for black women.
Although she insured that they were always protected and nurtured, Brent's maternal method has been suffused with "middle ground" - she has neither nurtured her children with dependable consistency, taught them moral values, or instilled in them racial knowledge or pride.
It is an exceptional village where cooperation and independence flourish, friendships are nurtured, teamwork is paramount, and self-discovery is at the root of every activity.
From the Garden of Eden to The Odyssey to Walton's mountain, home has been a promise of rest and succor, a place where the prodigal and the pilgrim will always be welcomed, taken in, and nurtured. Time and time again home has been portrayed as the place where we could connect with our past, discover our true identity, and raise our children in safety.
Jim Dow's recent photographic series of British storefronts, "Corner Shops of Britain," 1983-93, offers a glimpse into this kind of obsession nurtured over a decade.
This finding has confused him because evidence suggests that hypacrosaurs and other members of the hadrosaurid family apparently nurtured their young.
And we owe it to the Earth itself, the home that has nurtured us and whose protection is in our hands.

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