Goal setting helps children learn that they are responsible for their own successes and failures. It teaches them to prioritize and manage their time. It improves their self-esteem by showing them that they do have strengths, talents and abilities, especially when they apply themselves.
Goal: The word "goal" can be used to describe where you want to get to or what you want to get done. Setting a goal means to plan something you want to be able to do better or understand better.
Helping Your Child Set Goals
- Listen: Let your child decide for themselves what is important for him/her to achieve, it’s more important to listen than to talk.
- Teach the language: Teach your child how to talk about their goals and to help them understand their goals. “I want to [do this] by [when]. I already know how to [related skills].”
- Help Refine Unrealistic Goals
- Help Break Down the Goal into Smaller Steps
- Create a Visual Reminder of Goals
- Note Progress and Success