Some teachers are parents, but all parents are teachers. This is important to remember because of its impact and meaning for children. Parents are their children's first teachers. They teach children some very basic and important life skills: how to dress, how to feed themselves, how to behave. These are some of the initial lessons that a child will learn.
Most importantly, parents should remember that because they are their children's first teachers, that they are also helping their children learn one of the most important life skills -- how to learn and enjoy learning. Life skill?, you ask. Do you not agree? How parents expose their children to the learning process will impact in a big way how much children might enjoy and seek out further learning opportunities in their lives.
Parents, do you enjoy learning? Did you enjoy learning things in the past? What were your experiences in school? In the home? Have you made lifelong learning a life choice that you will continue throughout your life's journey? Have you prepared your children for this lifestyle as well?
These are important thoughts for parents to consider. How parents set up the learning experience now will greatly impact how children will approach learning and life. Let us give these thoughts a great deal of consideration to make sure that we are giving our children the best opportunities that we can to approach their lives in the best possible way in order to gain the most benefits and avoid the dangers that life will offer down the future road.
Have a listen to this latest podcast episode and visit one or two of the suggested resources. Let us determine to be the best parents that we can be for the sake and benefit of our children.
----- Paula -----
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