Parental influence tends to be of great benefit to children and more so during their early years and as they school. Of all the individuals involved in the upbringing of the child, parents are the most influential ones. A parent may not know but their daily behaviors ranging from the manner in which they live, the tone they use usually influences the manner in which their children will act in the future.

Students who have parents tend to be more involved in their school and they also have fewer behavioral problems. Their academic performance is better as compared to the students whose parents are absent. The positivity of parents’ influence can usually be demonstrated during the elementary and secondary levels. Based on the available research, when parents are more involved in the school life, their children are likely to have a strong performance since they are likely to identify areas that they are failing and make rectifications in time and work collaboratively with teachers in encouraging the most acceptable classroom behavior.

This seemed to be a similar case to me when, during my first year in high school, my parents were never involved in my school life and my grades were poor. However, the situation changed when they became concerned and more involved in my school life. In respect to these, my parents and teachers were able to identify at an appropriate time the various problems that were inhibiting my learning and the issues were resolved on time. Therefore, parents should always ensure that they have a positive influence on their children.

One of the best ways in which parents can educate their children is by acting as their teachers as well as the most effective role model and by doing so; the children learn the various skills that they need. Some of the skills that the children learn are the basic household tasks and handling of more complex responsibilities. When parents take their role seriously, they lay the groundwork for the children and in respect to these; the children will have what is needed and know what is needed for them to develop into responsible and independent adults.

Another way in which the parents educate their children is by modeling appropriate behaviors. The manner in which parents behave and act has a great influence on how their children act in future. For example, my parent’s responsible nature molded me to be responsible like they.

Parents have a role to play in their children’s life and in relation to these, there are lessons that they should teach their kids. One major lessons that they should teach their kids is treating others with respect at all times and this plays an essential role in limiting conflicts among people since respect for the authority shows obedience, respect for oneself usually shows self worth and self control. I acquired this skill at an early age and still ensure that I follow it in my everyday activities.

Another lesson that parents should teach their kids is manners. This is because manners are said to raise a kid’s social IQ and it also makes them into being reasonable and thoughtful people.

The debate on whether parents are good teachers or not seems not to be ending soon since those against the arguments and those that are for it have strong contributions as well as influence. There are aspects that we learn from our parents that tend to be more essential than what we learn from the teachers despite the long years of academic learning. From our parents, we learn how best to talk, survive, and distinguish what is right and wrong, morality and life values. My parents taught me how to survive on my own at an early age. Even though they offered the required support, there were times where I was required to tackle an issue on my own. In most instances, children are usually a true reflection of their parents and their characters are usually shaped by their parent’s behavior and personality.

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