Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Keys to help your kids realize their goals.

I cannot stress enough how important it is to teach your kids to have a clear and concise plan when it comes to goal setting. A good way to start is to have them write everything down, they can be as wordy as they want when they are planning because details will help get your kids excited about their goals and putting emotion into it is a big part of realizing a goal. Once they know exactly what they want to realize, have them write out a clear and concise description of what they truly want as a goal and why they want it. This should be no more than two sentences if possible.

Now, you can explain to them that they need to set a deadline or time limit, because without that it is not a goal, it is only a dream. The deadline should be doable but also challenging and it should not be written in stone, teach your kids to always allow for a little wiggle room.

Finally, it is a good idea to set goals yourself and let your children know that you are working on a special goal and explain how you can support each other in bringing all of your goals to fruition.

Happy Goal setting,


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