Certainly the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” is used frequently these days. Take a look at this thought provoking article by Lizzi Rogers as she explores “the village”.
“It takes a village to raise a child”
This phrase is so well known it’s almost hackneyed, and gets trotted out when parents receive support from other people, enabling them to better raise their children.
Whether it’s hand-me-down clothes, useful equipment, solicited advice, a cooked meal during a frantic time, or the offer of some babysitting so that the overwhelmed mother and/or father can have some time out…there are so many vital ways a community of friends-and-relations can be involved (to a certain degree) in the raising of a child.
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