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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.

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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.
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She finds that an increasing number of men have recognized the tensions created by their own fathers' putting careers first, but also finds that new gender dynamics (and the attendant emotional, community moral responsibilities) has freed men to be nurturers and to contribute substantially in terms of time and quality to the rearing of their own children.

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