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When I was growing up back in the 50’s, 60’s we were taught to respect our elders by addressing them as Mr, Miss or Mrs. so and so.  To say thank you and speak when you entered a room.  If a neighbor chastised you for something you listened to them.  If not, you received a double portion of punishment when you got  home.  You had surrogate parents all over the neighborhood who looked out for your welfare.  It took a village to raise a child.  Which was a good thing.  Click on photo to enter slideshow.

 It takes a village to raise a child came from an African Proverb. It originated from the Nigerian Igbo culture and proverb “Ora na azu nwa” which means it takes the community/village to raise a child. The Igbo’s also name their children “Nwa ora” which means child of the community. It has been in existence in Africa for centuries.

Please watch this video “It takes a village to raise a child.  I’m sure you will be blessed!

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20 Responses to “SUNDAY POST: VILLAGE”

  1. Beautiful photos and video, Francine. 😉

  2. Great post! I remember… Now these days, parents apologize three, four times before they say “no” to the kid.

  3. Couldnt agree more!! I have 2 children and know how hard ir is and how much help we need to get it right!

  4. Such a beautiful video Francine. I watched, entranced by the children’s faces. We owe them a better future. Great sentiments.

  5. I think children were better for this. Now they are too much on their own, have no respect for those older than them, and often do not face the consequences of their actions because the community is not prepared to discipline them. If we adhered to this proverb, I think a lot of moms would feel less stress as they would have support from more than one place.

  6. You are so right, Francine. My childhood was just about exactly as you described. It’s a shame that it’s been lost.

  7. right on! we need our communities to be restored for the sake of future generations, where life revolves around people, not around big business needs 🙂

  8. Great work Francine ,Thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. It is time to create caring communities. We all need to be able to lean on one another. Thanks for sharing this reminder. 🙂

  10. What a beautiful post Francine! Similar support systems in our villages are fast becoming a thing of the past.

  11. So true – there was a different line of rspect. We
    seem to have lost tha somehow.
    Nice entries for the challenge ….

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