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Raising and caring for a child

attachment parenting

noun

an approach to caring for babies and very young children that involves breastfeeding, physical closeness and giving a lot of attention when babies cry or have other needs

bring up

to look after a child until he or she becomes an adult

bring up

to teach a child to behave in a particular way or to have particular beliefs

bring up

used for saying where or how someone lived when they were a child

custodial

adjective

relating to the legal right to take care of someone, especially a child

custody

noun

the legal right to look after a child

the empty nest

noun

a situation in which parents feel unhappy because their children have become adults and have stopped living with them

hothouse

verb

to put people, especially young children, under pressure to learn as much as they can

nurture

verb

to provide the care and attention necessary for a young child, animal, or plant to grow and develop

potty-train

verb

to teach a young child to use a potty

raise

verb

to take care of children while they are growing up

rear

verb

to look after a child or young animal until it is fully grown

rein

noun

a set of bands fastened around a small child that an adult holds so that the child can walk alone but cannot run away

revolving door syndrome

noun

a situation in which adult children return to live with their parents, often for financial reasons, after a period of living away from home

spoil

verb

to always allow a child to have or do everything that they want, so that they learn to think only of themselves

toileting

noun

the practice of using the toilet, used especially when talking about children and other people who need help doing this

toilet-train

verb

to teach a young child how to use a toilet

tuck in

to put a child into bed and make sure that they are warm and comfortable by covering them well

tuck into

to put a child into bed and make sure that they are warm and comfortable by covering them well

toilet training

noun

spoil someone rotten

to let someone, especially a child, have or do whatever they want

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

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