There’s an old wisdom that says when a child is born, he arrives from the spirit-world knowing everything.
But he soon forgets.
The parents’ role was to help the child remember these original teachings. Every child needed to know these codes to lead a good life, respecting all his relatives and being of service to community and creation.
This ancient understanding lies embedded in the word ‘parent’. It’s old root means ‘ancestors’, or ‘to give birth to’.
The understanding was that a child was born twice. Once from from the ancestors into this world. And a second time through the guidance of his parents and elders.