Latter-day Saint Life

3 Ways to Help LDS Youth Start the School Year Off Right


Here are just a few ways kids can head back to school with a perspective that helps them remember what is most important in life.

The back-to-school season is like a New Year in August. A time for new beginnings, setting new goals, and making changes to better oneself. The daily grind of tests, homework, and school can wear on anyone after a while, but I know that these three tips can bless the lives of LDS youth (or anyone really) heading into this new school year.

1. Receive a Father's/Priesthood Blessing

Receiving a father's blessing at the beginning of a new school year is a common tradition among LDS families—this custom can be of great benefit to any and everyone heading into a new school year. These blessings can be simple yet comforting. God knows what trials and challenges lie ahead of you this school year, and He has given you parents to help you through them. Listen carefully to the words of encouragement, advice, and warning that are spoken. It will help build a bond with your father; one that you will need at some point over the next nine months. If needed, ask for this blessing from your home teacher or youth leader. Whatever you do, do not pass on this opportunity.

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