Family, Worship Impact Grades, Achievement

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A recent study reveals just how important a sound family environment and regular worship activities can be to a child's upbringing.

Family Policy Institute of Washington researchers found that children living with both biological parents and in families that attend church regularly had "fewer problem behaviors, more positive social development, and fewer parental concerns about the child's learning and achievement."

Children in this group were also five times less likely to repeat a grade. The results were found after a deep analysis of various government data. Read the entire study here.

Joseph Backholm, executive director of the FPIW, spoke with CBN News about the results.

Click play to watch as he discusses the important trends the study revealed and why they were so significant.

*Originally aired January 8, 2009

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