Wednesday, October 6, 2010

How To Get The Best Education Possible: Tip #22

We all want our children to be happy, independent, and successful adults. This is not just going to magically happen. There will be years of directing, correcting, and nurturing before your children will be able to stand on their own. Here is a tip that should help your children become all they can be. That brings us to tip #22.

Tip #22: Have your child write down goals.

Sit down with your child at an early age and write down goals for him/her to achieve. These goals should be measurable, obtainable, and achievable. Make sure the goals are challenging, but not frustrating or overwhelming. For example, a young child may agree to learn all their ABCs and basic colors by a specified time. An older child may agree to read a chapter book or pull up their grades. You should agree to support the goals in anyway possible. Draw up an agreement and have your child sign, you sign, and another witness sign. Revisit this contractual agreement often as needed to keep your child on schedule to meet the goal/s. This will teach your child that through hard work and stick-to-itness, goals can be reached and anything they can imagine can be obtainable.


Lora October 6, 2010 at 6:45 PM  

That is so important to have the goals specified in writing so everyone's got a visual as to what the goal is, how it's being tracked, and progress toward that goal. It also helps to increase commitment and accountability to that goal from both sides.

Great post, Debra! You've done a great job outlining the benefits for all involved of having that written contract.

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hi nice for education

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