Professional Teachers and Parents as a Teacher
Learning is a continuous process in life which we experience from our parents and later from our teachers. Our parents are the first teachers we learn from through their actions and behavior, just like our teachers who mend us from childhood. This article compares and contrasts between professional teachers and parents as teachers who are our guide, life coaches, and communication agents
Parents as teachers act as a guiding light to children. When children grow up, they emulate whatever their parents do in terms of behavior, character, and thinking. Empathy between a child and a parent enables them to create mutual understanding, which they can use to define each other’s expectations. Parents can teach children to become responsible, hardworking, and dependable in society depending on how they handle themselves. Hence parents should behave well to ensure they teach their children desirable traits.
Professional teachers help children navigate through life as they determine the career choices of children. Careers are essential aspects of life that shape humans. The attitudes of professional teachers towards children can inspire them to either achieve their desired dreams or quit. Teachers should prepare children for the harsh and competitive work environment and act as a bridge between career success and failure for children.
Parents and teachers need constant communication and coordination. Children could grow some undesirable traits at school or home. However, communication and coordination between parents can suppress such traits before they worsen. Hence, parents and teachers should work together to bring up a child.
Professional teachers and parents are important since they not only guide but also communicate and coach children through life. Responsible parents and teachers teach children to become better people. The opposite is also true. However, constant communication and coordination need to exist between the two to yield effective results.