Letter from Allison
Help your child set…New Goals For The New Year
I know, I know: super cliche’, right? To this I say a big, fat, good hearted, “WHO CARES?!”
The beginning of the year is one of those rare moments throughout the school year where you have a real shot at re-motivating your kid. So, let’s talk strategy.
The most important thing to remember is to include your child in the goal-setting process. Study after study has shown that the more involved a child is in the plan, the more likely he or she is to follow through.
Okay, so a vital part of this process is choosing lofty, yet ATTAINABLE goals. Steer clear of things like “lose 50 pounds”, and instead head for “a healthier me”. While some of your little geniuses might be more than capable of earning straight A’s, for most students more reasonable goals could be to study more efficiently, use a school planner effectively, or be more organized. Don’t forget soul-healthy goals such as: less technology, more time in the sunshine, or even trying out a musical instrument.
Another integral thing to remember: practice what you preach. Set some goals for yourself, and then go after them! Your child is learning how to hit his or her goals by watching how you achieve yours.
We totally got this….right?
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