Topic：Parents are the best teachers.
I couldn’t agree more with the statement that parents are the best teachers. First, parents are the closest people to children. Second, they have more sufficient understanding on their children than anyone else. And finally, parents can teach their children all their lives.
Most important of all, parents should be the closest/(most intimate) people to their children. The relationship between parents and children is supposed to be irreplaceable and steady. Only parents can devote themselves to educate their children with heart and soul, regardless of time and money. They spend considerable money for children’s education and health. They tell stories to their children before they sleep. They play games with their children with enthusiasm. The others can not devote/dedicate so many attentions to children, not to mention time, money and enthusiasm. So parents can direct children in most circumstances. In contrast, the other people, for instance, the school teachers, can only teach children in a given situation, such as school or class.
Moreover, parents understand their children more clearly than the other people; therefore, they can give the children specifical guidances. Undoubtedly, only based on the well understanding can people give helpful advices. Anyone who lacks enough understanding will lead to unuseful, or even harmful, directions. Because live together for a long period, parents can know every aspect of their children. This ensure their teachings more helpful. Granted, the professional teachers can offer professional advices. But these don’t mean they can satisfy both process and result. Some advices may be efficient but insufferable. Parents can take every aspect, such as time and efforts, into consideration to provide guidelines reasonably.
Finally, It could be a lifetime process for parents to teach their children. From infancy to adulthood, parents share the lives with their children all the time. They have the opportunities to guide their children in every step. And they can be helpful in every situation they want. But seldom do school teachers guide a student more than 6 years.
Needless to say, no one can be a better teacher than parents. Not only my statement above but also the history has proved this point time and time again.
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