does anyone know this Yiddish expression? #yiddish

Aline Petzold

I recently had a letter translated into English. The following expression was used by  my grandmother, the writer: "a Tateh can care for ten children but ten children can not care for one Tateh”.
I have an idea what it means, but i am wondering if anyone in this group has heard the expression and can tell me if there is an English equivalent. Thanks much.
Aline Petzold St. Paul MN USA

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