Voices of the Village ...
Wisdom is defined as the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. We will utilize "Voices of the Village" to showcase wisdom from wise and wonderful parents.
Our Featured Voice . . .
“Be deliberate in your affection to your children. My eldest has told me that my hugs and kisses, even as an ornery teenager, are what gave her a sense of self worth. Love on them, no matter how tired you are or how annoyed they may seem. You’re planting seeds.” -Peter Gordon-Martin
- Peter Gordon-Martin
"Not all mothers and fathers are parents. You become a mother or father because you birthed or adopted a child. Parenting is something you do even if you didn't bring any children into the world."
- Naomi Seymour
"The goal of parenting is to get your desired results, so remember to utilize even the 'play times' as your training ground, because as a parent you are called to train...and some of us believe we should 'train up'."
- Alan Lane
"Teach, don't preach"
- Julia Elizabeth Thompson
"Bend the tree while it's young. In every area that you can as you parent and especially through the discipline process, 'nip it in the bud'. (To suppress or destroy something, especially at an early age.)"
- Joyce Ifill
"Making the rules is only a part of it. We must enforce the rules."
- Grafton O. Ifill Sr., QPM
"Parenting is tough, but God ordained."
- Cherrie L. Turner
"Please pray for your children.”
- Vyreen Bain
"You are the mirror! Be careful what you do and say. Let your reflection be positive!.”
- Judy Munroe
Mothering is being happy knowing that you gave part of your life and may have sacrificed things like furthering your education and entertainment to raise good, respecting, and hard working children. You get to feel happy being a parent to good children who followed the example you led them by.
- Gloria Melendez
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” - Proverbs 22:6
- Dolores Cooper
"Allow God to be number one in your life, and learn to LISTEN more and think about what children are saying." - Rev. Marcia Beam"Allow God to be number one in your life, and learn to LISTEN more and think about what children are saying."
- Rev. Marcia Beam
"Parents should communicate..trust...and love."
- Linda Carroll
Family is EVERYTHING... So be kind, always share and love one another. -
- Veronica Pintard
Invest your life in loving and training your children, then you will see your adult children thrive and walk uprightly. Additionally, work rigorously to break generational curses
- Dr. Sandra Sherman
"Children... obey your parents so your days may be long".
- Roselle A. Smith
“Be deliberate in your affection to your children. My eldest has told me that my hugs and kisses, even as an ornery teenager, are what gave her a sense of self-worth. Love on them, no matter how tired you are or how annoyed they may seem. You’re planting seeds.” -