Education inspires. On the subject of education; Abraham Lincoln stated, “I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as a people may be engaged in.” and how right he was. Research suggests that adult support may be the most important aspect of a child’s life if they are to succeed in life and school.
As Philosopher George Santayana once said, “a child educated only in school is an uneducated child.” Although school will facilitate an educated child, the input parents give is different to that of their teacher. Parents and teachers are both partners in education. For children to succeed emotionally and unconditionally, both must work together.
To have both creates winners in children and although I’ve heard it said that with one inspirational teacher a child can succeed, without the help of a parent, those circumstances unfortunately aren’t the norm. When there is support from home, children will feel and stay inspired. With little encouragement from parents, there can be little, to no motivation.
With little motivation comes very little reward. Education produces independent thinkers, emotional support inspires. Through education we can aspire to be what we want to be, but the input and support needs to be there. Even without having an education, parents can go on to inspire their children, as long as they see the importance and the qualities of an education.
The bottom line is that parents must want their children to have an education, otherwise children will struggle to survive the system and in the world without it.