Karen Bongiorno | “It Takes A Whole Village to Raise A Child”
Karen Bongiorno is a writer, researcher and mom. She recently completed a series of practical guide books for mothers. They give an overview of motherhood, offering encouragement, knowledge, inspiration, organization tools and resources to help mothers handle the full-nest years.
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“It Takes A Whole Village to Raise A Child”

“It Takes A Whole Village to Raise A Child”

many hands together“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” I like the friendliness embodied within this African proverb. It implies commitment and concern within one’s community for the well being of every child.

I learned  how important it is to be involved and supported in a nurturing community when I became a mother. Before, I  hadn’t considered the ways motherhood would change my outlook or require me to learn and take on new roles. But. as mothers, the responsibility we have for our families is ongoing. We need friends who understand this. It makes sense to join organizations which support the work and demands we have being mothers.

We need to create our own villages for our children so they grow up in a nurturing and caring environment. We need to find others who we can collaborate with and support. To do this, look for ways to connect with other mothers and families in your community. These contacts and relationships will grow into a network, a circle of support for you and your family. It will be shaped through your care and involvement within your community, the organizations you join and connections you make through your child’s activities and schools. In this way, you’ll find and become a part of the village you need to raise your child while contributing to caring for the other children within your village.

Learn about ways to volunteer and find mothers support groups; go to Resources on my website or  Building Community & Volunteering.

Write to me here; send me your questions and comments. Let me know how you are doing! 💗

Karen Bongiorno
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