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nurture a serpent in (one's) bosom

To befriend, look after, or take care of someone who proves to be traitorous, untrustworthy, deceitful, or ungrateful. (A less common variant of "nurture a viper in one's bosom.") I thought the profligate had seen the light and was seeking redemption, and so I took him into my care. But before long, I knew I had nurtured a serpent in my bosom, as I awoke one morning to find myself robbed blind! I thought our love was not only mutual but indestructible; and yet, I have nurtured a serpent in my bosom all these years: my darling husband has cast me out and run off with a younger woman.
See also: bosom, nurture, serpent

nurture a viper in (one's) bosom

To befriend, look after, or take care of someone who proves to be traitorous, untrustworthy, deceitful, or ungrateful. I thought the profligate had seen the light and was seeking redemption, and so I took him into my care. But before long, I knew I had nurtured a viper in my bosom, as I awoke one morning to find myself robbed blind! I thought our love was not only mutual but indestructible; and yet, I have nurtured a viper in my bosom all these years: my darling husband has cast me out and run off with a younger woman.
See also: bosom, nurture, viper

nurture a snake in (one's) bosom

To befriend, look after, or take care of someone who proves to be traitorous, untrustworthy, deceitful, or ungrateful. I thought the profligate had seen the light and was seeking redemption, and so I took him into my care. But before long, I knew I had nurtured a snake in my bosom, as I awoke one morning to find myself robbed blind! I thought our love was not only mutual but indestructible; and yet, I have nurtured a snake in my bosom all these years: my darling husband has cast me out and run off with a younger woman.
See also: bosom, nurture, snake
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To date, there has been little empirical study of the Nurtured Heart Approach.
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Parents trained in the Nurtured Heart Approach reported gains in well-being, while parents in the control group did not.
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The Three 'Stands' of the Nurtured Heart Approach The Nurtured Heart Approach[TM] supports parents by developing three key perspectives or "Stands.
Even though very limited empirical research exists, the Nurtured Heart Approach "has been used--with informal research and anecdotal reports indicating success--in a variety of settings, including Head Start programs, schools, foster care agencies, a treatment center, and a pre-adolescent diversion program (Glasser, 2000).
The following is an introduction to some of the basic strategies comprising the Nurtured Heart Approach.
it's a question of how I interact with other people, how much I'm part of the process of nurturing and being nurtured, how much 1, like the seed, surrender to the process -- to the soil, to the water, to the manure, to the gardener.
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Unlike these traditional methods, the Nurtured Heart Approach has been proven to have a transformative effect on these challenging children.
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