It takes a whole village to raise a child

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It Takes a Village Quotes by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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It Takes A Whole Village To Raise A Child 2008

They are juggling familial duties with full-time demanding careers. Mthembu has over 10 years of working experience under her belt working as a programme head and key strategic consultant in the financial services arena.

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But what if the whole village was lowering the bar to such an extent, that your village was not living up to its expectations? Well, it would be fair to say you might have some thinking to do. This all seems a little dramatic, but if the lowering or smothering of standards puts at risk the development of resilient kids, then we all need to sit down and evaluate the environment we are creating, through our interference. Where the perfect storm is being created here, is via some of our school, sporting and community organisations. Rules such as no ball games at school, no scoring, everyone gets an award, no clapping at assemblies, no running on the grass etc. This all seems crazy to me. This is not a helicopter approach, but a bulldozer approach where everything is smoothed over so much, that there is not a hurdle or bump in sight.

When I was 9, a music teacher came home every Tuesday evening to teach me singing and Kathak dance. That was my favourite time of the week. One week I waited and waited for what seemed like a very long time but he did not come. That evening I had a very high fever and had to be taken to the doctor. Last week I have been having a high temperature, a cough and a cold.

It takes an entire community to raise a child. A child has the best ability to become a healthy adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to the rearing of the child. This week, grandfather of a BeMe child visited us and shared his passion — sketching by gel pen. One mother was live station expert and shared about the usage of an eco-friendly menstrual cup. One grandma made lemon pickles and besan laddoos and put them on sale during Vegetable Mela on Friday. This semester, one parent is offering elective: Exploring history through film and literature. Two parents are offering elective on playing cards.

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  1. Eugenia B. says:

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  2. Arsnoopmusu says:

    Can someone on the list identify, with citations, the source of the quote,"It takes a whole village to raise a child?

  3. Auriville C. says:

    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.

  4. Samuel M. says:

    'It takes a whole village to raise a child’ African Proverb - Real Schools

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