Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Finding goals everywhere

Part of goal setting with your kids can be finding goals in places you would least expect it.

It's useful for children to learn that the human brain is naturally goal-driven. Accomplishment, "finishing" something is in essence a reward in itself.

Even something as tedious as knitting. I've been knitting a jumper for a friend's baby over the past few days and wondering why it is so satisfying a past time, when on the face of it, it's slow, boring and time-consuming.

Then I realised that knitting, like many things, has its own inbuilt rewards. I'm constantly striving to finish a row, finish a section, finish a sleeve and so on. The finishing of it is a reward in itself.

Why not have fun with your kids, looking for goals in unexpected places and activities!

For more ideas on Goal Setting for Children drop by KidsGoals   :))

No comments: