I still remember with nostalgia when the first day of classes arrived. I was filled with the excitement and anxiety of a new school year. My parents fostered in me the love of school and respect for teachers. They taught me that school was a place for learning and not to waste time.
It is true that time has changed and new generations have other methods of raising their children. But there are values that must always be maintained. One of them is the importance of an education. Parents are responsible for creating in their children the interest and love for school and studies.
My parents by their life circumstances only reached seventh grade. That did not affect their role as responsible parents. They managed to convey to me the importance of education in people’s lives; especially in women. My mother always told me I want you to go to the University so that you study and do not have to depend on anyone.
To the parents who are in this process these days, my recommendation is that they develop in their children the love of reading and learning. The function of the teacher is to teach the different subjects. But the parents’ is to make sure that their children take advantage of their time at school. Ensure that they fulfill the tasks and responsibilities that each student must have. Parents should know the teachers and participate in meetings at the school.
It is not an easy task but the reward of seeing your children become successful professionals is priceless.
I wish you a lot of success in the new school year.
Maria M. Garcia, BA, MA