Bernardo M. Villegas
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Parents Are Still the First Educators (Part 3)
           Education children in freedom and responsibility is especially critical in how they use their free time for entertainment and leisure.  Another article that appeared in the by J.Nubiola and J.M. Martin provides very valuable insights into this paramount duty of parents.  Parents should be rightly concerned about how their children spend their time in entertainment in the evening after they come home from school.  Here, more than ever, dialogue is of paramount importance.  On reaching adolescence, children may strongly demand an amount of freedom that at times they may not yet be ready to manage in a mature way.  This does not mean that they should be deprived of the measure of autonomy that rightly corresponds to them.  Rather it is a question of something much more difficult:  teaching them to manage their freedom responsibly and learn to account for their behavior.