“One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters”
One of my children, after their first day back at school, exclaimed “my teacher rocks!” I was so happy to hear of his appraisal of his teacher and hope this opinion endures for the rest of the year.
For me, I have always viewed one of my roles as father to my children to be a teacher. Sometimes when a teaching moment arrives I will actually ask them “is it ok that I be your teacher for a moment”, before I share with them a lesson that I feel is important.
It was George Herbert who famously said “One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters”.