Parents as the First and Foremost Teachers
The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that "parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness" (¶ 6). Many of today's scholars support this statement. Family science and child development researchers everywhere are emphatic that good parenting is vital. From the earliest preschool years, the way parents teach and rear their children is critical to their children's development throughout life.
Northrup, Megan; Hart, Craig H.; and Duncan, Stephen F., "Parents as the First and Foremost Teachers" (2019). Forever Families. 100.