Parents influence greatly their children for a
lifetime. I think people are molded by two factors,
family and the society that they are in. From birth,
humans are influenced by the surrounding people
for their characteristics. Parents take a big role
in bringing up children, which affects their lives
for a long time.
In early infanthood, babies are looking to moms
and dads to learn basic manners to be accepted in
society. Some of these manners include not running
around in restaurants or hitting other kids. As
they grow up, they learn more from parents about
social etiquette, which makes them more suitable
to live in society. Children tend to look to their
parents for role models knowingly or unknowingly.
Besides, parents can also affect childrens study
habits. Children of doctors , lawyers, investment
bankers, and other professionals see their mothers
and fathers work a lot of time, reading books, and
punching keyboards, even at home. They are showing
their children how to study by their own behavior.
However, parents can also be a bad example for
their kids. It is difficult for children who have
abusive parents to lead a normal childhood and is
possible that they may become similar to their abusive
parents when they grow up. In this sense, the parents
negative role in shaping the children's personality
cannot be emphasized more.
In conclusion, parents are the best teachers for
their children. They leave big marks on their childrens
lives and are therefore more influential teachers
than any others they may have in their lives.