Proverbs with 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. When... Read more →