Five Tips to Help Kids Excel in School 

by Kathy Marson

Adventist Schools offer a safe haven for our children to grow. 

SPOKANE, Wash., July 25, 2016  - The CognitiveGenesis Study done through the Seventh-day Adventist Church has found certain practices to be integral in helping your children excel and learn school. Here are five of them.

1. Listen to your kids through meaningful conversations. When communicating with your children, hear their opinions, their hopes and dreams. And let them know you are proud of their accomplishments.

2. Read for fun. Books can help children discover the world and learn things they are interested in.

3. Give your kids chores. When kids pitch in and receive praise and rewards, they learn how to meet deadlines. They will also learn how to make mundane things fun.

4. Take time to connect. When you spend one-on-one time with your child to discover how they are thinking and feeling about the challenges they face, they will know you are on their team.

5. A positive spiritual outlook leads to academic success. When kids like Bible class and Sabbath School, it helps them do well in school. Have conversations with your children about faith and God.

When we take time with our kids and give them affirmation, we can help them increase in wisdom and grow in truth. Our ultimate goal is to help our children learn on Earth what will help them live in heaven soon when Jesus comes.

May we all be able to say, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are living according to the truth” (3 John 4).

To watch videos covering these tips and more, go to http://adventisteducation.org/assessment/cognitive_genesis/videos.

Here is the first video:

CogGen-1: Stop and Listen to Your Kids from CognitiveGenesis on Vimeo.

Want to enroll your children in an Adventist School in Upper Columbia Conference? Go to http://uccsda.org/education/schools. Adventist schools are a vital haven for spiritual and moral development. They offer a safe place for young people to question, and grow.