How To Help Children Develop Achievable New Years Goals
Setting goals is a significant skill for children to learn, but it’s important to make sure their goals are realistic and achievable. Here are some strategies and tips to help children create a realistic New Year’s goal:
Start small: It’s important to start small and gradually work up to larger goals. This will help children feel a sense of accomplishment as they work towards their goals and prevent them from becoming overwhelmed.
Make a plan: Help your child break their goal down into smaller, more manageable steps. This will make the goal feel more attainable and help them stay on track.
Set specific goals: It’s important for children to set specific goals so they know exactly what they are working towards and want to achieve. For example, instead of setting a general goal of “I want to learn a new sport” a specific goal might be “This year I want to play and learn basketball”
Encourage persistence: Children will inevitably face setbacks as they work towards their goals. Encourage your child to persevere and keep trying, reminding them that it’s okay to make mistakes as long as they learn from them.
Celebrate accomplishments: As your child achieves their goals, celebrate their accomplishments! This will help them feel proud of their achievements and motivated to continue setting and achieving goals for next year.
There are several strategies and tips that can help children create realistic New Year’s goals. Start small, make a plan, set specific goals, encourage persistence, and celebrate accomplishments. With these strategies, your child will be well on their way to setting and achieving their goals into the new year.
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