I disagree with the assertion that parents are the best teachers. Parents have close contracts with their children, but concerns on youth education have raised the issue that there are deficiencies in parenting. Parents are not the best teachers for they are generally unable to explain things thoroughly, to elaborate on certain issues, and to stay neutral when considering certain incidents.
Parents may not precisely explain all questions that are confusing for their children. There are various occasions when the child’s question is told to be ignorant, or illogical. This is particularly thoughtful because it not only shows that the child does not understand the question, but also indirectly demonstrates the parents’ uncertainty. When it comes to the issue of nurture, parents normally direct their children by their own experience. In some cases, however, this can definitely cause problems because experience conflicts with the precise theoretical idea. Ignorance, mentioned by the parents, is an indication of parents’ judgement based on their experience, not their true understanding of such questions. Parents are not the best teachers because they judge things with experience. They may not convey things in logical and theoretical ways.
Difficulty to explain questions may lead to inability to elaborate on such questions. Most parents want their children to develop both physically and morally. Children’s morality development, however, greatly depends on what their parents have told them. For example, children may inquire the importance of peace after knowing about the Auschwitz tragedy. Parents can tell him that German soldiers were wrong. They may not, however, really make the child understand why such incident should be avoided since they are incapable of explaining true meanings of peace. They could explain peace based on their experience, but that would cause problem when required to elaborate on such topic.