Or was it your dad?
It was for actor James Nesbitt, and you can find out why over at the TES website.
Obviously, unlike James Nesbitt, not everybody's mum or dad is going to be a teacher but Nesbitt's comments made me think. In fact, I would argue that everybody's mum and dad - or whoever it might be who nurtures them early on in life - is a teacher! They teach you to speak, by talking to you, they teach you what love is, by loving you, they show you how to brush your teeth, get dressed, tie your shoelaces... you get the idea.
And this is where I bring it all back to Match Wits with the Kids.
Match Wits is the ideal book to help parents continue to have an active and positive part to play in their child's education. Children succeed at school when parents and school work in partnership. A child doesn't only learn when lessons begin at 9 o'clock; they're learning all the time. However, what a child learns is up to you.
Children learn what they live
If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with jealousy,
He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns confidence.
If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,
He learns to find life in the world.