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nurture

Biology the environmental factors that partly determine the structure of an organism
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Babat acknowledges the existence of rivals who might try to challenge the powers and good intentions of the intended nurturer of fish.
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.
Third, if we want to know what we are born for, we must know what we are born as: the virtuoso nurturers of the planet who are fundamentally designed to live as though to live and love were one.
And although black women continue to function as the community's primary nurturers, prevailing attitudes among African-American women are more targeted toward issues of self-actualization.
Mammies are seen as nurturers, women good at comforting and taking care of others, but also verbally aggressive.
Many secretaries have been nurturers much of their lives--meeting the needs of others, often to the neglect of their own dreams.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani warned that the terrorists who are trained in certain states to join their counterparts in Syria will one day backfire on their nurturers.
She is on a mission to empower one million women nurturers to nurture themselves and create a life of their choice.
Schools striving to inspire students, homeowners and renters hoping to meet the bills, candidates working to win election, learners, listeners, nurturers, and everyone who puts one foot in front of the other with humor and a drive to do better - it all comes from courage.
A spokesman said: "Women have traditionally been seen as nurturers in society, so to accept some would perpetrate sexual crimes against children goes against the very core of how women are viewed.
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.
And we have ignored to our detriment the truth that parents are the best nurturers of their children.

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