Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Who said "It takes a village to raise a child"?

For those of you who said Hillary Rodham-Clinton said it first, AEAEAEA..........wrong! Although she did write a book with that very title. "It takes a village to raise a child" is an old African proverb which is one of my favorite proverbs. I think it holds true for a lot of families. But sometimes I think we loose sight of that in this day and time. How many times have we seen children misbehaving and we turn a deaf ear to it? I am not talking about some random child in the grocery store that's using the railing as a monkey bar or in a clothing store, using the clothes racks as a park jungle gym (that really gets on my nerves). I am talking about a close friend or a family member's child that is misbehaving in our presence and we say nothing. When my second oldest Son graduated from high school, I thanked my village for being there and supporting my husband and I in the rearing of our children. I truly could not have done it without the help of my Mother, Father, Sisters, Brother, Cousins, Aunts and In-Laws. They all play a huge part in the success of my children (which are a great bunch of human beings by the way). So all of you take a bow! I could only hope that I make the same impact on their children's lives. Neither of those people had a problem chastising my child in or out of my presents and neither did I. In fact I welcomed it. Often times a family member disciplined them, I followed up on it later on. If they had not done it, I would have felt like they didn't care. Well, let me get off of that soap box. Before I go, I want to leave you with something that I have thinking about all day and posed the question to my 16 and 18 year old. Can you teach responsibility? or is that something that's just in you? Just something that makes you say, hmmmmm........Until next time. Peace and Blessing !


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