Saturday, March 24, 2007

Gratitude and Goal Setting for Kids

When we and our children set and work towards goals, having an attitude of thankfulness for the good things we already have is a great place to start.

Emphasize to your kids that goal-setting is for bringing MORE good things into their lives, while reminding them to appreciate, rejoice in, and have gratitude for all the blessings they already experience.

To take a very simple example, you could ask your young child at the dinner table or when you tuck him in every night "What was fun at school today?" Enjoy listening to whatever his reply is. You will find that, even without being aware of it, he subconsciously starts to look for more and more things to enjoy in his school day!

Happy goal setting with your kids!


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