nurture
noun.
the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
Synonym: rearing, raising
noun.
helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
they debated whether nature or nurture was more important
verb.
help develop, help grow
nurture his talents
Synonym: foster
verb.
look after a child until it is an adult
raise a family|bring up children
verb.
provide with nourishment
We sustained ourselves on bread and water|This kind of food is not nourishing for young children
Synonym: nourish, sustain