Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Good teachers are more important to a child's developmentthan good parents.
Parents and teachers are both important people to a child.Some people say, "Good teachers are more important to achild's development than good parents." However, I do notagree with this statement.
"Parents are the first educators of a child." Indeed, when a person is born into this world, thefirst people he is in contact with everyday are his parents, whereas a teacher can only come duringa later stage in the child's life, and may leave him after just a few years.All through the child'schildhood and puberty, parents exert a subtle influence on him, teaching him what to look up toand what to become.
In the early years of a child's life, his parents are the ones to teach him the basics of life andthe principals of living. They are the ones to teach him how to pronounce the first word, how tostand up and take a few steps, how to greet elders, and in the process of which, they give him thefirst glimpse of lifehow learning, strength of character and etiquette are essential to one person.These are what my father and mother taught me when I was too young to go to school.
Good parents set a good example for a child to abide by, whereas bad parents usually do nothave well-behaving children. Isn't it said, "Like father, like son"? Parents are the first people a childlearns to respect, because they are his guardians, his elders tied by blood. Being a good parentdoesn't necessarily mean that he or she must be knowledgable, or must be able to speak big, wisewords that may be difficult to understand. If a parent can teach the child how to behave bybehaving himself, he is a good parent even if he is illiterate, or is poor. Thus, a child's character isusually shaped and molded before he attends school under the influence of his parents, and that ismore than a good teacher can do to the child with the bearings of knowledge.
Good parents are essential to a child's development in that they are the first ever to teach himand that what they deliver is more about life and spirit than knowledge. What they can do is morethan what a good teacher can. It suffices to say that good parents are the most important peopleto a child's development, and not good teachers.