The child, from the moment of conception, enjoys all the dignity of the human person as he is a unique and unrepeatable human being. He has the right to life and to education. To guide and develop the intellect are the basis of the educational task of parents.
Parents are the primary educators of their children, as there is a continuity between the transmission of human life and education. The family has, therefore, the duty to educate the children, since the family is essential, original and primary school, compared to other educational agents, and it is irreplaceable and inalienable, its role can not be usurped or delegate.
The purpose of the educational mission of the parents can not be other than teach love to their children. Love is the soul of education. The goal and the internal engine of education is the love of parents towards their children.
The education of children is a projection and continuation of conjugal love. One should not forget that all educator agents are always partners of the parents. Parents should educate their children in and for freedom.
The educational mission of parents, rather than transmit, is spreading the love of the truth, which is the key to freedom. Therefore the successful education is training for the correct use of freedom.
Parents must give a testimony of the value of life, embodied in a concrete existence. When the children are older, there is nothing more they thank their parents, that a free and responsible education. The education of children is the best deal that can carry out the parents, it is the business of their own happiness.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.” Parents and not the state are the holders of the right to education of their children.”
Author and journalist Clemente Ferrer has led a distinguished career in Spain in the fields of advertising and public relations. He is currently President of the European Institute of Marketing.