49 African Proverbs about ChildAll African Proverbs | Proverbs about Child
1. Indecision is like a stepchild: if he does not wash his hands, he is called dirty, if he does, he is wasting water.
2. A child's fingers are not scalded by a piece of hot yam which his mother puts into his palm.
3. If a child washes his hands he could eat with kings.
4. It's a bad child who does not take advice.
5. Clothes should not be made for an unborn child.
6. It takes a village to raise a child.
7. The child hates the one who gives him all he wants.
8. It takes a whole village to raise a child.
9. The key that unlocks is also the key that locks. Honor a child, and he will honor you.
10. The laughter of a child is the light of a house.
11. A child who knows how to wash his hands will eat with the chiefs.
12. A child among elders converses with its ears.
13. A child can play with its mother's breasts, but not its father's testicles.
14. A child doesn't belong to the father or mother; a child belongs to the ancestors.
15. A child doesn't breast-feed from a stepmother if its mother is still alive.
16. A child while bathing only scrubs its stomach.
17. A child who eats too much shouldn't blame is buttock.
18. A child who is fearless is going to bring tears to his mother's eyes.
19. A child who protested when being stripped on the back by its mother, it's humbled by the scorching sun when left to walk.
20. A parent should not give up modelling their children because the ancestors too never give up on us.
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