African Proverbs about children and parenting


Nelson Mandela once said that "History will judge us by the difference we make in everyday life of children." Here are few African proverbs to remember when you deal with children. Whether biological or non-biological, treat every child you meet with the same level of love, care, and compassion

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1.    Children are the reward of life

2.    It takes a whole village to raise a child

3.    What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help her to learn

4.    If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night a mosquito

5.    As you do for your ancestors, your children will do for you

6.    A child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth. 

7.    By crawling a child learns to stand

8.    Instruction in youth is like engraving in stone

9.    When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him

10.  A child who asks a question is not stupid

11.  A stray chick is a target for birds to prey

12.  If you cannot hold a child in your arms, hold her in your heart