Once children start school, teachers have more influence than parents on their intellectual and social development. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

In early years, school admissions are considered as a foundation for the basic development of a student. It is commonly believed that in early school days, mentors have a larger impact on the school goers as compared to the parents. In my opinion, although teachers play a vital and controlling role in the progress of a child's skill and behavior, the parents' role and significance is indispensable in a child's life.

To begin with, there are numerous factors contributing to the notion that promotes outweighing teacher's role in comparison to a parent. As the former are trained professionals with skills and techniques to shape the behaviour and learning abilities of a student, it is more commonly accepted to be true. In addition to that, at such tender age the pupils' success stories are usually from academics and sports which are a domain of the teachers. For example, my brother's son is a child prodigy who achieved exemplary performance in mathematics as early as 2nd grade and the whole family dedicates the glory to teachers and school.

Nevertheless, the progeny's mental and social learning has a wider spectrum and covers many aspects which are not covered at school. First and foremost, emotional intelligence is often developed at home in presence of family members and the behavior of parents often is a guiding factor. Furthermore, crucial topics like language development, social manners and family history requires a lot of undivided attention which is only possible in presence of parents and at home, for the role of family members to be permanent and absolute. For example, my father was inspired by my grandfather's war heroics and was focused on academic and physical training from childhood years to work in the army.

To reiterate, it is evident that parents' role cannot be undermined in any way while the teacher's interaction and influence is surely a more dominating factor between both sides.