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Proverbs containing the word Child

Spare the rod and spoil the child

It does not improve a child's character if he is not punished when he has done wrong. The source is Proverbs, xiii, 24. 'He that spareth his... Read more →

The child is father of the man

This inversion of the natural order of things means that by studying the character of the child we can tell what sort of a man he is going to... Read more →

A burnt child dreads the fire

Once he has burnt himself he is very careful to see that it doesn’t happen again. Any such painful experience is not soon forgotten.