The home is and remains the educational institute par excellence.
(Bavinck) argues that since the home is not the work of men’s hands, it bears a very different character from other educational establishments. None of the schools can imitate, replace or improve upon the home. Unlike the schools the home does not have a ‘roster’, and it does not exist only in teaching but also in advice, leading, warning, encouraging, comforting, care, and participation. Thousands of seemingly insignificant, small, trivial matters that cannot be cuplicated in a school setting hve their own special outworking in the home. In short
The home is the school of life.
Herman Bavinck, Het Christelijk Huisgezin, zitiert in: Ron Gleason. Herman Bavinck. P & R Publishing: Philippsburg 2010. (35)