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nurture

(nûr′chər)
n.
a. The action of raising or caring for offspring: the nurture of an infant.
b. Biology The sum of environmental influences and conditions acting on an organism, especially in contrast to heredity.
c. The fostering or overseeing of the development of something: the nurture of an idea.

nur′tur·er n.
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According to the formula of correlation between quantitative variables (score of behavior with perceptual, enabling and nurturer factors scores) at a significant level of 0.05 and a test power of 80% and the least correlation coefficient (0.21) obtained from Naghibi et al.
Unger does point out that the evolution of men in the household has drawn the ire of some feminists who feel that the woman's role as nurturer is being threatened.
However, crisis surfaced when the nurturers of humanity themselves faced devastation.
The event, organised by the Nurturers of the Earth, Philippines, as vegetarian support group that promotes earth friendly parenting and lifestyle, with partners, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) aims to raise awareness about the importance of breastfeeding.
Though the herbs that are used in this indigenous fish nurturing practice are a common sight in the bush and environment on Lavongai Island, it is in the art of atu inavu (sardine nurturers) that they are known only to the specialist fish nurturers.
IS it because women are seen as nurturers that they get away with predatory sexual behaviour?
They give the history and contexts of the program, the describe balancing the dual roles of student coordinators as gatekeepers as well as nurturers, using professional standards as elements of interpretive space, understanding the dangers and rewards of preparing teachers of elementary mathematics, applying moral and intellectual authority in teaching, keeping real children at the center of study and construction of knowledge, instituting new roles for cooperating teachers in discovering and sharing knowledge, learning the practice of field-based teacher education, helping teachers become teacher educators, and finding values in the big university education school.
Now I'm not passing judgement on either party for the amount of time they put into each other's business ventures, it's just the information given was very revealing about the differences between men and women - how women are still very much the carers and nurturers in society and how men very much remain the hunter gatherers.
It asserts that professional associations, as nurturers of professional knowledge, can strengthen the alliance between academics and practitioners by providing a framework of common assumptions, values, and beliefs about professional knowledge.
This issue of not passing on hates and hurts through the generations was seen as a primary responsibility of women, so often left as the sole nurturers of children and grandchildren--others' as well as their own.
The couple proved to be such good nurturers that Bert, the youngest boy, actually seroreverted while he was still a toddler--testing negative for HIV.
* Women are better nurturers. It's true Amy Pascal can brilliantly heap on the empathy, but few women can match Brad Grey's smooth supportiveness or the mega-calm "I'm behind you all the way" of Alan Horn.

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