Friday, January 12, 2007

Goal Setting for Kids

What about "failing"?

Kids can pick up a lot of negative thinking without us realising, and if your children are new to goal setting they may worry about "failing". So it's important to emphasize the useful belief that a lot of successful folks seem to subscribe to, that "there is no such thing as failure." It just doesn't compute for these people.

Teach your kids that when they are setting and working towards goals, there are actions and outcomes. They take an action, and something happens. That something is an outcome. It might be just what they intended, or it might be something else. But every single outcome can either be regarded as a success or as a valuable learning opportunity. If the outcome wasn't what your child wanted to happen, then he can learn from the experience and try something different!

Happy Goal setting with your kids,


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