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Growing up


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adolescence
the time in a person’s life when he or she develops from a child into an adult
adulthood
the state of being an adult
brotherhood
[uncountable] friendship and understanding between people
fatherhood
the state of being a father
instinct
a natural tendency for people and animals to behave in a particular way, using the knowledge and abilities that they were born with rather than thought or training
motherhood
the state of being a mother
resemblance
the fact of being or looking similar to someone or something
rivalry
a state in which two people, companies, etc. are competing for the same thing
sibling
a brother or sister
temperament
a person's or an animal's nature as shown in the way they behave or react to situations or people
upbringing
the way in which a child is cared for and taught how to behave while it is growing up
extended family
a family group that includes not only parents and children but also uncles, aunts, grandparents, etc.
nuclear family
a family that consists of parents and children, when it is thought of as a unit in society
immediate family
someone's closest relations, such as grandparents, parents, siblings, spouse, children.
maternal instinct
A woman’s desire to have a child
sibling rivalry
the jealousy, competition and fighting between brothers and sisters.
stable upbringing
growing up in a stable environment
puberty
adolescence
striking resemblance
impressive similarity
close-knit
(of a group of people) having strong relationships with each other and taking a close, friendly interest in each other's activities and problems
maternal
having feelings that are typical of a caring mother toward a child | connected with being a mother | related through the mother's side of the family
parental
connected with a parent or parents [usually before noun]
accommodate
to provide someone with a room or place to sleep, live, or sit
endure
to experience and deal with something that is painful or unpleasant, especially without complaining | to bear
nurture
to care for and protect someone or something while they are growing and developing