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Why does it take a village to raise a child!


I’m sure you’ve all heard the  saying “it take a village to raise a child” But what does it mean to you?
Because while it’s the obligation of the moms and dad, everybody else that a child views and connects with throughout their childhood has an impact on them and the way they behave when they mature. I believe it is also the responsibility to help nurture and guide children whenever you see them doing something that is harmful or inappropriate as well.


Why does it take a village to raise a child!

But I believe this expression has practically shed it’s accuracy considering as most people are just too busy with their own lives and responsibilities. It’s become very rare nowadays to actually see neighbors in their respective communities look after the children in the street or playground.

There was a time when towns like Mayberry (in Andy Griffith) and Little House on the Prairie actually existed, where everybody recognized each other and any kind of grownup in town had authority over the children. A child paid attention to the barber when he told him to quit running down the street. In small towns like these, every person had an impact on the child. Because when it comes to raising children, its not simply the parents obligation that plays a vital part in their children’s upbringing  when it comes to seeing them grow up to be responsible mature and caring adults. In other words every one in a community that the child  has contact with has a major effect on that childs life and exactly how they will turn out, it takes only one individual to transform a child’s life.  As parents we can’t be around our children 24/7.

Why does it take a village to raise a child!

Would it not  be fantastic if every neighbor on our streets had the time and interest in aiding our children. If people actually appreciated whether your children was acting appropriately in the playground, at home or  at outings. Grandparents should be utilized much more, as they enter their golden years they now finally have the time and  so much experience  that would be  such a great benefit to help bring up their grand children, so they in turn know right from wrong and themselves become  kind,caring and trusting individuals. 

Far too frequently we see situations where children are on their own and not acting in the most appropriate ways. It’s our obligation as people and caretakers of this planet to make certain that we  are held accountable for future generations.

So what have you done for a child in your neighborhood recently?

Why does it take a village to raise a child!

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