According to the Internet source Wikipedia, the famous African proverb: ‘It takes a village to raise a child! ‘ originated from the Nigerian Igbo culture and proverb ‘Oran a azu nwa’, which means it takes a community or village to raise a child.
‘It Takes a Village’ by Jane Cowen-Fletcher (Scholastic Inc., New York) is the 1995 winner of the African Studies Association Trull Foundation Childerns Book Award in the Elementary Category. It is a wonderful book about raising childern in an African village.
“It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.
It doesn’t take a village to raise a child after all, according to University of Michigan research.
Americans would use the term for a place in another country, but not for anywhere in the US. ‘You live in a village ‘ is not particularly derogatory, it just sounds weird if talking about some place in the US.
proverb Many people’s help or involvement is needed to achieve some goal. A shortening of the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Come on, you’ll never get this bill passed without their help. It takes a village , you know.
Raising a child requires unconditional love, consistency, clear guidance, endless giving, a watchful eye, endless patience, thoughtful teaching, careful role modeling, a listening ear, a fair mind and an open heart. Following are some words of inspiration from those who have known the love of a child .
Killmonger , in Black Panther, acted out the African proverb, “The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth,” to the letter. In other words, a child rejected by his community is in a devastating situation that often only gets worse as the child grows.
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Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood. Parenting refers to the intricacies of raising a child and not exclusively for a biological relationship.