3 steps to helping your child set and reach goals

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Setting goals will benefit your child in many ways. It will help them aim towards any achievements and make tasks seem less daunting.

But as a parent, how can you help your child to set and reach their goals?

Try these 3 steps to helping your child set and reach goals:

Identify the goal(s)

  • Ask your child what goals they would like to set.
  • Try writing down the goals somewhere your child can see them. This way they will be reminded of what needs to be achieved.
  • Let them monitor their progress. Then the tasks will feel like a rewarding process when they are accomplished.

Make a schedule

  • Create a realistic schedule for your child to follow.
  • You can get creative with it. Try making a chart with the goals and adding stickers when they are achieved. You can even colour code each task to make it visually pleasing to look at.
  • A visual chart will make the goals easy to monitor and keep on top of.

Create a reward system

  • Your child may feel more motivated to complete their goals if there‚Äôs an incentive.
  • It could be anything, from a gold star on the chart, a chocolate or even an activity.
  • If the goal is challenging, an incentive can make a big difference. Even praising your child and letting them know they are doing a good job will go a long way.

Following these 3 steps to helping your child set and reach goals will provide a structure for completing tasks.

It will also make the end goal less daunting by breaking down the process.

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