Bible Reading: I Corinthians 10:23-37
Key Verse: Verse 31 - “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God."
Key Words: do all to the glory of God
I certainly recommend that parents take an active role in the education of their child/ren, but with the continued advancement in the field of education, it is hard for the average parent to keep up academically with today’s child. For example, what was 9th grade algebra is now called basic math and taught as early as 4th grade. “Times are a-changing!” So what is a parent to do? You may want to consider a good Christian tutor which raises another question, “How do I know if my child needs help academically?” If I may, please, let me suggest you look for the following.
1st Grade: If your child isn’t reading by mid-year, you need to find them help before they develop a pattern of failure.
4th Grade: This is a pivotal year. Keep a close check on reading and math. These are very key subjects at this age.
6th Grade: Responsibilities build up this year as preparation for high school begins. Teaching your children organization and promptness needs to be of top priority.
9th Grade: Things now become more intense. Keep an eye on their spiritual temperature. Academically, science is the order of the day.
11th Grade: ACTs, SATs, PSATs, college preparation. A good academic coach is vital for success in this area.
We certainly will pray that God will grant you His wisdom as you parent your child/ren through the academics of life. But always remember, the reason we stress the academics is so your child can be prepared to serve God. Always remember that while A’s are great, the goal is not A’s, it is your child doing his/her best for God’s glory.
What to do:
✞ Keep God first; but remember, if a child is lazy academically, they tend to be lazy spiritually as well.
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