Parents shape their children from the beginning of their children s lives. They teach their children values. They share their interests with them. They develop close emotional ties with them. Parents can be very important teachers in their children s lives; however, they are not always the best teachers.
Controlling the life of your child is kind of easy, but controlling his or her life doesn’t mean that the parents are protecting their child for a lifetime. And in my opinion, over protecting of parents is one of the wrong things, children should experience the wrong and the right, people always learn from the wrongs they make.
Parents want to pass on their values to their children. However, things change.The children of today are growing up in a world different from their parents’ world. Sometimes parents, especially older ones, can’t keep up with rapid social or technological changes. A student who has friends of different races at school may find that his parents have narrower views. A student who loves computers may find that her parents don’t understand or value the digital revolution.
It’s something known that parents play an enormous part of our lives, but not in every part of our lives, sometimes our friends are better teachers, other times strangers or teachers. And the greatest teachers of our lives are our life, we learn so many things. I really believe that everything gives us a lesson.
Parents are important teachers in our lives, but they aren’t always the best teachers. Fortunately, we have many teachers in our lives. Our parents teach us, our teachers teach us, and we learn from our peers. Books and newspapers also teach us. All of them are valuable.