At this wonderful time of great opportunities and technological advances, our children need to have a secure anchor where they can learn how to receive revelation, come to know the Savior through guided scripture study, and act righteously when faced with opportunities to show their faith and courage. As parents, our job is to teach, provide, and guide our children to have experiences that will facilitate their conversion to the gospel, enabling them to find happiness in this life and in the life to come by living a Christ-centered life.
President Boyd K. Packer of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles taught, “Parents, encourage, even insist, that your students register for seminary or institute. Presidents, bishops, youth leaders, you are responsible to encourage every youngster, without exception, to enroll. Few things you do will benefit them quite as much.”[i] I like President Packer's emphasis on encouraging and insisting. He knew of the great blessings that come from participating in Seminary.
I would like to encourage you to register your children for Seminary using the following web site, which will also work on your mobile devices: myseminary.lds.org (available in all European languages). Not only will this app allow you to register your children for Seminary (which is extremely important to be able to gain approval to use the students' information in the system, etc.); as parents, you can also view your children's development and history throughout the course, monitor and update their reading, and see what assignments they have to complete in case they need to improve their attendance to get credits.
Leaders can also use this tool to verify the progress of the youth at the ward and stake level. This is useful for measuring whether the program is accomplishing the established goals on a monthly basis, for making any adjustments to their plans, and for continuing to bless the youth under their jurisdiction.
We would like to show the registration process through this tutorial. The video (only available in English) shows the registration steps, and it also explains the benefits that it offers you as parents when you register your children for Seminary this way.
I know that as we encourage our children to participate in the Seminary program, we will have a feeling of joy as they qualify for the blessings of the temple.
[i]See “Agency and Control”, Liahona, July 1983, p. 101