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nurturance

 [nur´chur-ans]
a fostering of learning, growing, and healing.
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Everyone in this society has both the strict and nurturant models, either actively or passively--actively if they live by those values, passively if they can understand a story, movie or TV show based on those values.
According to Lamb (1981), "masculine development is facilitated when the father is both masculine and nurturant" (p.
(1980), The Nurturant Task Leader: A Model of the Effective Executive, New Delhi, Learning Concept
Fathers who are transitioning from parenting infants to parenting toddlers typically make adjustments as they move from a more nurturant role toward a limit setting role.
He does not develop, or even spell out explicitly, the incompetence of the reformers to reach their own children on the nurturant terms they professed.
We used the existing Nurturant Fathering and Father Involvement Scales, and the newly developed parallel Nurturant Mothering and Mother Involvement Scales.
She thinks it is necessary to shake feminists out of a habit of expecting women to be inherently decent and nurturant beings with an inborn aptitude for sisterhood.
This historic change in the pattern of celebration I call the rise of the "domestic occasion."(1) By a domestic occasion, I mean a family gathering held in the home which paid homage to the ideal of the "affectionate family." Such a family was a privatized nuclear one, with a nurturant mother creating a proper home atmosphere, and providing children with a protected and supervised upbringing.
Six dimensions, namely participative, nurturant-task, authoritarian, nurturant, task-orientation and bureaucratic were assessed by 10 items each.
Fagan (2000), in his study of low-income African American and Puerto Rican parents of preschoolers, found African American mothers and fathers to be significantly less nurturant, responsive, and consistent than Puerto Rican American parents.
Gone are the days of the nurturant editor (think Maxwell Perkins); nowadays editors of publishing houses are likely to be marketing executives.
Yet at the same time it reinforced existing gender notions; with the move to a more nurturant form of teaching, female schoolteachers were confirming societal notions of women as mothers and caregivers.