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Parents are the best teachers. Do you agree or disagree?


By sfaht1 - Posted on 17 May 2012

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Parents are the best teachers. Do you agree or disagree?

With the worsening academic performance of students and the rising victims of drugs and other social vices among youngsters, it is arguable whether schools, the environment where they spend the majority of their time, are best placed to educate children. Some argue that parents will fare better at the task.

On one side, parents know their offspring best, accompanying them during a significant segment of their childhood and adolescence. As such, being more aware of the weaknesses and personality traits of their children, parents can tailor their teaching methods accordingly. Statistics further back the fact that those students who are regularly assisted in completing their school ho ...

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Sentence: While teachers seem to be best suited for the intellectual development of children, parents can focus more on inculcating them with the appropriate cultural and social values.
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