Goal setting in the new year is important not only for adults, but for children too. It’s important to set goals as a family and teach your children how to reach them. Of course, your children won’t have elaborate resolutions that involve putting away more money into a retirement plan, but their goals can be simple and just as effective. Here are a few ideas that can help you when you and your child are writing out goals for the new year.
1 ) Learn New Things
Children are constantly soaking up new information. It’s important to nurture this characteristic because it will teach them to seek knowledge even when they get older. Encourage your children to learn new things in the new year. Plan family activities that encourage learning, such as visiting a museum to learn about a new aspect of history. Once a week, let your child pick out a book on a new subject and read it together. Learning new things is a resolution that’s easy and fund for the whole family.
2 ) Improve Grades
If your child struggles in a certain subject, challenge him or her to improve their grade in that subject. Try writing daily motivators on their mirror about achieving their academic goal. Be sure to show your child the practical steps they can take to reach their goal. Get the family involved by cheering your child on, helping them while they study, and even rewarding them when they make a good test grade.
3 ) Eat More Vegetables
This goal may be more for the parents than it is for the child. It’s important that your child learn healthy eating habits early on. We all know that isn’t the easiest task, so create a reward system for when your child eats a good amount of vegetables at dinner. Get their input when making dinner, so they can feel more involved with the food they eat. Of course you may have a little push back, but this goal isn’t about being perfect. It’s just about getting your child to give vegetables a chance.
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