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I spent a lot of the day talking about how we talk to children and nurturing in general.

nurture [nur-cher]

verb (used with object), nur·tured, nur·tur·ing.

  1. to feed and protect: to nurture one’s offspring.
  2. to support and encourage, as during the period of training or development; foster: to nurture promising musicians.
  3. to bring up; train; educate.


  1. rearing, upbringing, training, education, or the like.
  2. development: the nurture of young artists.
  3. something that nourishes; nourishment; food.


A lot of nurturing requires dialogue although in the early days and years of child nurturing (and beyond) it is largely with the unspoken dialogue: of touch and body language and more about what you do as opposed to what you say.