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Did you know?

1. No African country names begin with the letters F, H, I, J, O, P, Q, V, W, X, or Y.

2. Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent.

3. African tech startups raise billions of dollars annually, seven African start-ups were included in the World Economic Forum 2021 cohort of 100 Technology Pioneers.

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Appreciate Africa through African art, food, proverb sayings, folklore, biographies, spirituality and African living history.

Bad Parenting African Proverbs

African proverbs on bad parenting teach everyone has their own parenting style but not all styles are effective. Bad parenting describes people who are not educating in a way that will help a child become a productive adult.

Bad Parenting

Bad Parenting African Proverbs

African Proverbs lessons from the African continent. African proverbs on bad parenting teach bad parenting hurts for generations.

Proverb lessons from across the African continent on Bad Parenting
Not all parenting styles are effective


If the chicken failed to cluck, how would she train her young.

Anything the hawk gives birth to will not fail to carry off chickens.

It is hard to cure the madness that originates in the family.

One does not learn how to use the left hand in old age.

The thief does not steal in an unfamiliar place.

When a woman goes on a secret trip, she gathers firewood and returns home.

If the child learns the trail of the snake, he will also learn the wanderings of the snake.

When the stomach is fat, you cannot cover it with the hands.

When you follow in the path of your father, you learn to walk like him.

To be as good as our parents, we must be better.


Bad Parenting African Proverbs
Bad Parenting African Proverbs

Did you know?
Bad parenting can be handed on from one generation to the next.

Africa is surrounded by water but is not an island, here are a few African Island facts.

Madagascar is the 4th large island in the world and is located in the Indian Ocean supporting a unique biology, about 90% of its plants and animals are found nowhere else on earth.

Composed of 155 islands, Seychelles is Africa's smallest country. By far the largest island is Mahe, home to about 90% of the population and the site of its capital city of Victoria.

Cabo Verde has a strategic location 310 miles or 500 km from the west coast of Africa near major north-south sea routes; important communications station; important sea and air refueling site.

Africa is surrounded by water but by definition Africa is not an island because Africa is a continent. Continents can not be considered islands because of their size and also by historic definition since many people who study geography define islands and continents as two different things.

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