blood is thicker than water 
/blˈʌd ɪz θˈɪkɚ ðɐn wˈɔːɾɚ/
used to suggest that family bonds are stronger and more significant than other relationships, indicating that familial ties should be prioritized over friendships or other associations
the apple fall far from the tree
/ðɪ ˈæpəl fˈɔːl fˈɑːɹ fɹʌmðə tɹˈiː/
used to highlight the notion that children often share similarities or traits with their parents or family members
a bad tree does not yield good apples
/ɐ bˈæd tɹˈiː dʌznˌɑːt jˈiːld ɡˈʊd ˈæpəlz/
used to imply that bad parents are unlikely to raise good children
children are certain cares but uncertain comforts
/tʃˈɪldɹən ɑːɹ sˈɜːtən kˈɛɹz bˌʌt ʌnsˈɜːtən kˈʌmfɚts/
used to imply that while raising children can bring happiness, it also brings a lot of responsibilities and worries
children are poor men's riches
/tʃˈɪldɹən ɑːɹ pˈʊɹ mˈɛnz ɹˈɪtʃᵻz/
used to imply that poor men may lack material riches, but they can still find emotional fulfillment and pride in their children's accomplishments
happy is he that is happy in his children
/hˈæpi ɪz hiː ðæt ɪz hˈæpi ɪn hɪz tʃˈɪldɹən/
used to suggest that a parent's joy is not in their own achievements or possessions but in the well-being and happiness of their children
it is a wise child that knows its / his / her own father
/ɪt ɪz ɐ wˈaɪz tʃˈaɪld ðæt nˈoʊz ɪts hɪz hɜː ˈoʊn fˈɑːðɚ/
used to suggest that one should make an effort to learn about one's roots and history in order to be wise
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