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My husband and I are both teachers and we're also parents of two boys (2 years and 5 months).

As a teacher, I've had the opportunity to observe many students and their parents. The best students came from a home where their parent(s) cared and took an interest in them. Their parents would communicate with me on a regular basis, not simply at parent/teacher conference times. They would inquire with their child what they did at school, what they had to do for homework, and check their work after it was completed. The parents took an active role in their child's life and partnered with me to ensure that their child received a quality education.

As a parent, I see the need that kids have for their parents to be involved and consistent. Children have an incredible capacity to learn what you're willing to teach them. Our two year old now knows to say "please" and "thank you" because it was important for us to raise our son to have proper manners.

Unfortunately, some parents don't involve themselves in their child's life. Many parents these days don't see much value in teaching their children how to respect those in authority and others in general. It seems that parents who neglect to teach their children how to function properly in society are doing their kids a major disservice - one that goes far beyond their limited time in the classroom.
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