Saturday, February 03, 2007

Kids' Goals and Rewards

Monicka blogged yesterday about milestones and about how important it is for children to have short-term goals. Most children can't think in terms of months or years so it is so important that they can see the rewards of their goals in short order.

For a young child, daily is not too often to ensure they get rewarded and congratulated for taking a step or achieving a mini-goal.

So a little reminder today to watch out for your kids' achievements and reward them - a treat is fine but even more powerfully you can reward them with a hug and with your loving voice. If you do this regularly they will learn to reward themselves with positive self-talk - and that is a gift they will be thankful for throughout their lives!

Happy goal setting with your kids,


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