Parents are the primary educators of their children. This has been constant teaching of the church on the issue of education. “Since they have conferred life of their children, parents have the original, primary and alienable right to educate them. They have the right to educate their children in conformity with their moral and religious convictions, taking into account the cultural traits of the family which favor the good and dignity of the child.

The roles of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to find an adequate substitute. It is therefore the duty of parents to create a family atmosphere inspired by love and devotion to God and fellowmen which will promote an integrated personal and social education of their children. The family is, therefore, the principal school of the social virtue which are necessary to every society.

Other educators only assist the parents in this task. They can take the place of parents only for serious and valid reasons. Children have been entrusted by God to their parents, not only so that they take care of their material needs, which parents tend normally do, but they ought to be more solicitous about their spiritual formation and growth.

By: Ms. Juvy P. Cruz | Orion Elementary School

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