Church Attendance Boosts Student GPAs
If you want to boost your teenager's grade point average, take the kid to church. Or, a new study suggests, find some similar social activity to involve them in. ...[I]t identifies several reasons the students do better:
- They have regular contact with adults from various generations who serve as role models.
- Their parents are more likely to communicate with their friends' parents.
- They develop friendships with peers who have similar norms and values.
- They're more likely to participate in extracurricular activities.
Add this to the body of evidence that regular church-goers breathe easier and live longer. And kids whose parents go to church are better behaved and more well-adjusted.
Now if we could just funnel a little of those "smarts" into learning how to think critically and learning good theology.