As any parent will tell you, there’s nothing easy about raising a child. It’s hard to find non-conflicting parenting advice, and it can be even harder to keep up with your child’s needs as they age. Faith Lutheran Church is here to support you and your family, and in today’s post, we’ll take a look at four tips you can use to set your child up for success. While this list isn’t exhaustive or definitive, incorporating these four elements into your parenting style can help you set your child up for academic, personal, and spiritual success.

Faith Lutheran Church offers a number of fun and wholesome ways for you and your family to grow closer to one another, to other members of the church, and to God. You can view our calendar on this page to find upcoming events and services, and you can always call our office or send us an email if you would like more information!

How to Set Your Child Up for Success

After-School Activities

After-school activities are a great way to help your child use their free time constructively. While many of their friends probably play video games or watch TV from the moment they come inside, encouraging your child to participate in after-school activities will allow them to explore their interests and develop as a person. Whether it’s sports, school-sanctioned clubs, or tutoring, every child could benefit from extracurricular activities.


Some parents hope that their children never make mistakes, but learning from experience has been shown to be an incredibly effective way to help children learn for themselves. It goes without saying that some mistakes can be more concerning than others, but the general point is that over-parenting and being overprotective generally backfires. By allowing your child to make mistakes as they grow, they’ll learn for themselves how to avoid them and do better in the future.

Youth Group

Faith Lutheran Church is proud to have one of the most involved and fun youth groups in Hesperia. We have programs for children, teens, and young adults, all of which are designed to help your child grow closer to God and understand His word. Summer is a great time for your child to join, as we have a number of fun activities planned in the coming months! We’ve gone out to theme parks, hosted lock-ins, and done a wide variety of service-oriented projects that benefitted the Hesperia community.

Community Involvement

Building off of our previous point, getting your child involved in our community will help them learn how to serve others and feel good about making a difference. Faith Lutheran Church regularly hosts events to benefit the greater community, but you can also participate in any other activities in which your child is interested. If you’re interested as well, take this opportunity to get the whole family involved!

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We hope that today’s post will help you as you raise your child to love themselves, their community, and God.

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