Your role in your kid's education

@vsraovsr (734)
India
March 30, 2008 1:18pm CST
I strongly believe that the role of parents is equally important like that of a good teacher at school and the effort of the student adds to her performance. Share your opinions
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@Swaana (1208)
• India
30 Mar 08
Mother is the first teacher of any child. And as far as my kids are concerned, I teach them, whenever we both play and are together. I have found out that my daughter is good in breaking codes and clues, I wish and hope to see her as an person who becomes a code breaker.
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@pumpkinjam (6935)
• United Kingdom
30 Mar 08
I wholeheartedly agree with you. Although, I would have to say that parents are more important than a good school teacher. (Good parents that is of course!) We are there during there first years before they begin school. They learn so much from us and, while I am sure they develop at school and beyond, parents are the first and biggest influence in a child's life. This is why I make the effort to be with my children as often as I can. I work from home and choose my own hours so that I can do my best to educate my children to be good people. I believe I am very fortunate that I can teach my children many other skills but the important thing for anyone is to make sure there children are good people. You don't have to have a University degree to teach manners.
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@overhere (515)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Parents are more important in the education of a child than good teachers at school. Without encouragement and interest at home then the child isn't inspired to "go the extra mile" and realise the importance. Time spent encouraging and fostering interests and education at home is rewarded tenfold. Children respond to those around them if school and the work done there is not discussed or encouraged at home then it seems of little importance to the child and the results reflect this. School/Education isn't daycare it is a partnership between parent and teacher in the best interest of the child.
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@overhere (515)
• United States
31 Mar 08
oops posted response in wrong place this should be a reply to total thread not this answer oops sorry
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• United Kingdom
31 Mar 08
I did wonder why you'd put it there!
@mjgarcia (725)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I believe that if a parent puts an importance on education then the child will too. Most children really want to please their parents. My child's school sends home reading logs and math logs that have to be filled out by the parent. One child has to read 60 minutes a week. The other has to read 100 minutes a week. I have to do 10 min a day of multiplication with my youngest one. If I fake it and lie just so that I don't have to participate in their education - they will know and think that its not important.
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• Indonesia
1 Apr 08
Yes of course parents are important for their kid's education, starting from finding them the right school, paying their tuitions, and helping them with homeworks. Education is the most important thing everyone should have in order to find a better life, so my kids educations are very very very important to me.