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  • n. The act of taking care or taking charge of something.


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  • This powerful adult male imperative to be unlike females and to repudiate anything that smacks of maternal caretaking is played out just as powerfully in politics as it is in personal life.

    Think Progress » Limbaugh Attacks ThinkProgress’ “Extreme” Alito Coverage

  • Marriage and Family finds that long-term caretaking duties puts further strain on adult parent-child relationships.


  • (I think the character with whom I had the strongest sense of caretaking is Lily, in Whiskey & Water.

    do I fall through what I might of been?

  • Personally, I think I’m personally just frustrated on the level of … relationship caretaking is already high maintenance (sorry BetaCandy) without throwing all these gendered expectations onto them.

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  • No sarcasm in the ad, but I do think it’s clear that this is a short-term caretaking by Dad – the second paragraph begins, “Mom’s back and all’s well.”

    MAN SHOWN AS A PRIMARY CARETAKER IN 1947 AD » Sociological Images

  • But “nurture” exerts its greatest influence through parental caretaking, which is the reason psychologists focus on child development.

    Living with the Passive—Aggressive Man

  • Working (or rather, volunteering) in trade for accommodation - also known as caretaking - is a great way to meet the locals, learn about the land, and get off the beaten path.

  • Despite the commonly held belief that dogs and cats don't get along, this kind of caretaking has been seen before.

    Helpful dog feeds four white tiger cubs at a zoo in China

  • When you are in your "caretaking" mode, like you do with me in the mornings, or with your dolls Jeannie, Patty and Millie (Ludmilla), your affection and uxoriousness is heart-achingly boundless.


  • "It's a very authentic role for women to do that kind of caretaking and say, 'I am going to look after your interests'," says Walsh.

    Now This Is Woman’s Work


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