How to Teach Kids Perseverance and Goal-Setting
7 Goal-Setting Strategies
At some time or another, everyone experiences this with their kids…they seem to have potential, whether in their school work or a sport they love, but they either do not want to study or to practice their skill. Sometimes boys or girls just cannot focus.
All parents share that sense of frustration when their child doesn't try hard enough to accomplish something they know s/he's perfectly capable of. What can you do? One way to foster a can-do attitude is to help your child learn to set goals and meet them, one small step at a time.
Don't get too excited: You probably won't be able to get your child to start aiming for straight A's right away. That kind of goal would be a major challenge for a pre-teen. But experts say this is an ideal time to introduce your child to the concept of establishing targets and working toward them. Try these strategies to teach your child the power of goal setting so s/he'll eventually learn how to work to achieve his best.
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Alert to Possibilities
a Reality Check
When we persevere, we:
* Do our best with what we have.
* Keep trying; we don't quit or give up easily.
* Never make excuses for obstacles that get in the way of getting something done. Instead we look for ways to remove or work around the obstacles.
For all of life is like a race, with ups and downs and all.
And all you have to do to win is rise each time you fall.
"Quit!" "Give up, you're beaten!" They still shout in my face.
But another voice within me says,"GET UP AND WIN THE RACE!"
Spend some time with your child explaining the importance of "staying the course" and doing the best you can. And, read "The Race" together. You will be glad you did.