Setting goals is not just for grown-ups. Even our littles can benefit from the confidence-boost that comes from setting a goal, working towards it, and achieving it.
Goal-setting with young children should be simple and straightforward:
- Involve your child as much as possible in choosing an appropriate goal.
- Listen for times when your little one says, “I wish I could…” and think about ways to turn that wish into a specific goal.
- First-time goals should be achievable in a day or two.
- Decide on a great way to celebrate your child’s success.
No matter what the goal, kids (and grown-ups, too) will benefit from a visual way to track progress. With some basic supplies, you and your child can create some fun and effective goal-setting charts. Here are some of the charts we have enjoyed using over the years. Let’s set some goals!