New TOEFL iBT 2: “Parents are the best teachers.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. PS: When you are supposed to agree or disagree with a statement you must quote the statement.
There are many different way of thinking regarding who are the best teachers for children. On the one hand, there are those who argue that parents are the best teacher. On the other hand, there are also those who contest such view. I agree with the former position, not only because parents are the closest existence to their children, but because parents are the most influential to them.
One fact is that children spend their most time staying with their parents. In such a situation it is natural that parents affect their children behavior the most. This is why children learn more fundamental social skills and the way of thinking by their parents. In addition, parents generally love their children the most deeply. It goes without saying that the affection of love from parents to children is necessary for teaching.
Of course, it is true that parents are not always good person. If parents are not good person, children couldn’t avoid their influence. In fact, child abuse problem is often reported by media. But such a case is just an exception and it is clear that every people who involve in the children’s education are human, which simply means nobody is perfect, so parents are human as well. That is why the personality of parents is not required perfect.
Some people think children learn a lot from their friends. Others think children learn a lot from their teacher in school life. Truly, school life gives a lot of opportunities to learn through various experiences, to be sure, but they mainly acquire the especially social skills such as communication, friendship, or literacy. These are different from what is given from parents. Parents provide more fundamental foundation as a human beings....
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