[ noun ] the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
Used in print(Philip Reaves, "Who Rules the Marriage Bed?"...)
Circumstances gave her almost undisputed sway over child rearing , money handling and home maintenance .
[ noun ] (sociology) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community
"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
Used in print(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
These values give direction to the life of the middle-class man or woman , dictating the methods of child rearing , determining the pattern of community participation , setting the style for the psychiatric treatment of middle-class illness , and informing the congregational life of the major denominations .