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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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No significant correlation was found between the scores of perceptual, enabling and nurturer factors as well as individual and familial history of breast disease (p>0.05), (Table 4).
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In addition to the role of providing, it may also be possible to establish regular patterns of enacting the role of playmate, nurturer, and role model.
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His policy of welcoming young scholars' work, and always providing a careful response to any genuinely scholarly effort, has earned Renascence an enviable reputation as a nurturer of new talent.
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"My mother was the nurturer. My dad was the pusher."
Again, for Vygotsky, the place of the teacher is as nurturer, using various "scaffolding" activities as a way to guide student growth.
It introduces them to the satisfactions of roles which the market rewards only indirectly, if at all: nurturer, defender, uplifter, communicant, teammate, lover, friend.
Dilemmas emerge as people move beyond their ascribed provider and nurturer roles, often resulting in conflict and stress.
While Passno denied that she wants women to stop working outside the home, she insisted that "our Creator God designed a woman to want to take care of children, to provide a good home, to be a nurturer. That's how we function best.
Even Gilligan--though "oblivious of all the factual evidence that paternal separation causes aberrant behavior in boys"--lately has given some attention to their problems, calling for basic changes in child rearing to get boys in touch with their inner nurturer. A far better solution, says Sommers, would be "the traditional approach" to civilizing young males: "through character education: Develop the young man's sense of honor.

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