Once children start school, teachers have more influence on their intellectual and social development than parents. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
I definitely agree with the statement that once children get admission to school, teachers have more impact on them than even their parents. In the following paragraphs, I intend to put forth my arguments in support of my view.
To begin with, children spend quality time with teachers. Although they spend more time with parents at home this time is not as productive as the small amount of time spent with teachers. We all know that parents are busy with their work most of the time and even if children are around, they hardly pay any attention to them. Teachers, on the other hand, are in school for the students. All the time they are either teaching the students or guiding them in extra-curricular activities. They keep children focussed on study and as a result have more intellectual impact on them.
What is more, teachers are role models for students. They are scholars in action. They not only influence intellectually but socially. Students inadvertently follow their teachers’ behavior too. They observe how the teacher walks, talks, and tackles difficult situations. At home, they have parents to guide them socially, but it is seen that in nuclear families, parents hardly find time for this. Whatever social skills children learn are from TV or other activities they do at home.
Teachers also guide students for their future careers. Students follow teachers more than parents because they feel that teachers are more aware of the world around them and they have a better capability of guiding them. So, they depend on teachers more than parents.
To put it in a nutshell, I pen down saying that, once the schooling starts, teachers and parents both have influence but teachers influence children more.