Instilling the Desire to Learn
I don't know about you but I do know about my own children and if left on their own to do and keep up with school work and learning in general they would not spend much time doing it (unless it was learning the latest video game - lol).
Our children learn by example, they learn by their parents involvement and by the prayers that we as parents pray on their behalf.
I believe we need to pray for our children first of all to seek knowledge and to have a desire in their heart to learn more. Hosea 4:6 says that people are destroyed for their lack of knowledge. I love my children and I want to see them succeed in life not be destroyed. I also believe we need to show an interest in what they are studying and learning. We have to ask if they have homework or tests to study for. We have to help them, to check their work, etc...
My children thankfully make very good grades and I am so happy that they do. I put a lot of time, effort and energy in making sure they do their work. I stay on them about getting stuff done, about studying for tests and so on but their dad and I also pray and have prayed since they were babies that they would have a desire to learn. A desire to learn about God and a desire to learn in school.
I encourage you to begin today to pray for your children to have a desire to learn and gain knowledge whether they are in public school, private school or home schooled. It is never too late or too early to start praying for our children.