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The providing of loving care and attention.

nur′tur·ant adj.


(Psychology) psychol the fact of taking care of or nurturing, or the ability to do so, in both a physical and emotional manner


(ˈnɜr tʃər əns)

warm and affectionate physical and emotional support and care.
nur′tur•ant, adj.
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Noun1.nurturance - physical and emotional care and nourishmentnurturance - physical and emotional care and nourishment
care, tending, attention, aid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
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In turn, these chakras express creativity, nurturance, harmony and expression, respectively.
He wrote that 'affiliative companionship, nurturance, principled discipline, affection, and affective reward appear to foster the emergence of leadership in sons but discourage it in daughters,' who usually gets an overdose of it' (in Petrullo and Bass 1961, 261).
Among the core values of the school are nurturance, benevolence, and service, highlighting the company's goal to continue Nanay Coring's legacy and produce "great leaders and professionals who shall endeavor to uplift the image of the Philippines."
"Benefits from working with a nurture dog include, but are not limited to, having access to a non-judgmental listener, nurturance, increased focus, confidence and decreased levels of stress and anxiety."
Parental nurturance. Participants indicated the level of nurturance they received from their parents in the past, with each parent measured separately, on the nine-item Nurturant Parenting Scale (Finley & Schwartz, 2004).
For many men steeped in a culture that has traditionally encouraged demonstrations of strength and discouraged demonstrations of tenderness or nurturance, holding these two seemingly disparate tendencies at the same time has been tricky.
At the same time, though, they provide very little in the way of feedback and nurturance and harshly punish any mistakes, said Dupre.
In line with NBS's values of service, nurturance and benevolence, NBS College also offers academic scholarships and a special scholarship grant for its pioneer batch.
How do the categories--of country, nurturance, and relatedness--electively articulated within this framework reflect forms of indigenous agency, of engagement with the intercultural objectifications of their ideas and practices of personhood and place (see Austin-Broos 2009; Merlan 1998; Povinelli 2002)?
((Retd) Aamir Shabbir, while presenting the vision and mission of the IBA, stressed upon the core values of the institution and their role in the nurturance of the IBA community.
The value of motherhood, nurturance, gentleness and the tremendous importance of work in the home will be trivialised.
The 25 items covered four subcategories of the stress vulnerability scale, health (40 points), social network (16 points), time management (20 points), and nurturance (24 points).