1: Education Is Important

“1: Education Is Important,” Help Your Children Succeed in School: Parent Guide (2021)

“1: Education Is Important,” Help Your Children Succeed in School: Parent Guide


Education Is Important

Questions to Talk About

  1. Look at these pictures. What do you see?

  2. How are the families learning together?

  3. Why is education important?

family studying together
grandmother and grandchildren study with tablet


parents teaching small children

Education is part of God’s plan. In the scriptures it says, “Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (Doctrine and Covenants 88:118). As we learn and grow, we will learn more about God’s plan for us.

Jesus Christ is an example of a great learner. The scriptures teach us that Jesus “increased in wisdom” (Luke 2:52). Heavenly Father will bless you and help you learn. He will bless your children as they learn and follow the example of Jesus.

President Gordon B. Hinckley taught that “education is the key that will unlock the door of opportunity” (“Let Virtue Garnish Thy Thoughts Unceasingly,” Liahona, May 2007, 116). This means that education can help you and your children learn new skills. It can help you teach others and take care of your family.

Think and Pray

Think and pray about what you have learned. Write down any thoughts you have or ideas that come from the Holy Ghost. What do you think the Lord wants you to do?


Look at the pictures below. Think and talk about what the people are doing in each picture. How do you think learning and education help the people in these pictures?

woman weaving straw
man studying on computer
woman reading papers
woman taking measurements
man building
man and child
woman using cash register

Talk with Your Family

Talk with your family about what you have learned. Discuss the questions below. Ask your family members to share their ideas and listen to each other.

  • How can following the example of Jesus help you in school?

  • How can education help you in your life?

  • What can we do as a family to help each other learn and grow?

young girl coloring with family