Eddlemon & You

At Eddlemon Adventist School, we understand that Christian education can only be one part of the equation for a child’s success in life. Another part of the equation is the home and we want to provide some videos to assist in the molding of your child’s future.

It’s easy as parents to get caught up in the busyness of life. There are the daily chores, like making lunches, grocery shopping, paying bills–and, of course, there’s always work. Often it seems like the day just starts, and it’s time to go to bed again.

But in this routine we call life, are you making time to listen to your child?

Did you know that rules and consequences at home also may improve your child’s learning at school?

That’s a fascinating nugget unearthed by researchers with the CognitiveGenesis study. This four-year look at the Adventist educational system has found higher academic achievement among students who live in homes with certain rules.

Now, you may be wondering, “What rules?”

Reading has a way of stretching the mind. In fact, did you know that reading for fun may help your child learn better at school?

Did you know that higher academic achievement has been linked to music?

That’s what researchers are discovering in the CognitiveGenesis study. This four-year look at the Adventist educational system has found higher test scores among students who take music lessons.

Every household has laundry to do, meals to prepare, trash to take out. And many parents have looked forward to the day when their kids could pitch in. Unfortunately, children and chores sometimes mix about as well as water and oil. But don’t give up! There’s more than one reason to keep household duties on your child’s to-do list.

For example, did you know that family chores may help improve your child’s learning in school?

What expectations do you have of your child? The answer could determine how well your child learns in school.

Most of us have discovered benefits that come from these times. We learn how our children think and feel… what’s important in their world… the challenges they face.

But actively connecting with your child may yield dividends outside the home too. For example, did you know that one-on-one time with your child may help improve learning in school?

Most of us have seen how a desire to fit in can change a child’s behavior or attitudes. Kids influence each other’s likes and dislikes in music… clothes… activities. Sometimes this is harmless. But in some cases it can be a problem. If one student goofs off in school, his or her friends also may goof off and become less likely to study or finish assignments.

Fortunately the influence of friends can be good thing too. For example, did you know that certain kids actually may help your child learn better in school?

Meaningful homework reinforces the learning that takes place at school. Students have a chance to put concepts into practice–to master specific skills.

So, what steps can you take to help make homework a positive experience with maximum benefit for your child?

God’s promise in Matthew 6:33 isn’t for adults only. Oh, no. We’re seeing it fulfilled in the lives of our children too.

Let me give you an incredible example. Did you know that how your child relates to spiritual things may measurably… measurably… affect his or her learning in school?