GOAL SETTING TIPS FOR CHILDREN – KING TIGER MARTIAL ARTS CHESAPEAKE
We all know that this time of year is synonymous with New Year’s resolutions and goal setting. The earlier we can get our children in the habit of setting and working towards goals the better. Here are some tips to help.
Point out that they are already setting and achieving goals. They just may not realize it, but working to achieve A’s in school or working towards their new belt in martial arts, are great examples of goal settings. When discussing goal setting with them, bring this to their attention. Show them the process of how they set and went about achieving their goal. Point out any challenges they overcame in the process as this will help them understand they can do things even though it may not be easy!
Set goals with them. The more involved you are in the goal setting process the better. You are not just dictating that they do this. You are now leading by example and participating in it with them! As you assist them in choosing what they want to accomplish, set goals for yourself. Seeing you go through the process with them is more powerful than just talking about it.
Set it, time it and post it. Set the goal, plan out how to accomplish it, place a length of time to accomplish it and post it someplace in the house where it will be seen on a daily basis. For larger goals, show them how to break it down into smaller more manageable pieces.
Have weekly accountability meetings. Every week hold a family meeting where you all talk about the progress you are making towards your goals. Discuss any challenges and how to overcome them while you encourage and motivate each other. Keep it positive and applaud progress. No matter how small the progress is, remember it’s still movement in the right direction!
Celebrate! Make a huge deal out of anyone achieving their goal(s)! The bigger the deal you make of it, the more motivated they are to set and achieve more.
In the end, make the process a positive one. Encourage and motivate along the way and make a point to celebrate with them when they achieve what they set out to accomplish. Every goal they set and accomplish now builds the foundation of what they will set out to accomplish in the future.
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