Parents play important role

Parents play important role

Our educators must continue to teach, guide and instil values in our children from a young age ("New values syllabus for Pri 1 and 2"; Friday).

Our children need to learn the importance of maintaining a harmonious relationship with others; mutual respect, especially towards their elders and teachers; loyalty towards their country; and perseverance in their lives.

Parents are as important as educators when it comes to teaching their children. Parents should spend time, however little, with their children, as the children look up to them as role models.

Teachers can do only so much while in school, and it is parents who are the lifetime educators of their own children.

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