First Art Linkletter did it, summoning kids' wit and wisdom, and inevitably drawing out their characteristic humor on his famous TV show, "Kids Say The Darndest Things." In the 1990s, Bill Cosby brought it back in his primetime version featuring Cosby's comedic sensibilities, of course, alongside kids' candid responses.
Now, with the profusion of adult voices we're hearing in this month's special parenting section, HuffPost BlackVoices thought it time some kids weighed in.
The stars: 6-year-old Madison, 4-year-old William, Kara and Amerie, 9-year-old Kai, 13-year-old Chi and 14-year-old Chuma. From family traditions to the type of parent they would be, here's what the kids had to say.