Happy New Year! We hope you all had a relaxing vacation and feel rejuvenated for the new year.
The new year is an ideal time to set new goals. Why not take this opportunity to help your child set a goal. Here are a few hints:
- Brainstorm with your child about what they’d like to become, change, or improve upon. Sharing your own goals and action plans is a good way to get them thinking.
- Make sure the goal is achievable. For example, saying that you will earn 100% on all tests this year is not a realistic goal. However, doing your homework 90% of the time is actually doable. Set yourself up for success!
- Write down your goal and make it measurable. The easiest way to accomplish this is to give your goal a number. This way, you are holding yourself accountable and it is clear that you met the goal (or not)! Making a chart or a poster is a great way to keep track.
- Tell you family, friends, and teachers about your goal. These people can be a great resource in helping you reach your goal. They can brainstorm with you and help you identify how you will reach your goal.
- Celebrate your success along the way. Setting long term goals can be discouraging. Set check points along the way and give yourself a pat on the back. Baby steps is the key to long term change.
Please comment and share with us: What are your goals for 2015?