Goal Setting for Kids and Teens

Children of all ages can benefit from the setting of Goals. The process alone can help clarify and focus their intentions, create a workable plan and get them started towards achievement.

This time of year is an excellent opportunity to think strategically about what you want to achieve, why you want to achieve it and how are you going to get it done. Older children can, with a little encouragement, set their own goals and plans for the future. Whilst younger kids may need a little extra support.

The step by step process explained in The Goals Workshop will allow your child or Teen to get enthusiastic about their dreams and create solid plans towards their attainment.

Some young people set major goals around rites of passage such as buying a first car, going to college or getting a job. Others can benefit from starting with smaller goals and gathering momentum and confidence from their success.

Some of the major benefits of goal setting include:

  • Providing focus on what you want
  • Considering why it is important to you
  • Working out some of the action steps necessary to get there
  • Addressing the challenges and skills needed to overcome them.
  • Providing an internal scorecard and means of celebrating success.

If you don’t know where you are going any road will take you there

If you watch children start playing an impromptu sport or game in the park, chances are the first thing they do is to put down some kind of markers for the pitch including the goals. Imagine playing basketball with no hoops. The players would just dribble around for ages till they got bored and went home.

The same can be true for many of us in life. Without clear, well defined goals, we are dribbling around with little purpose or direction.

At the start of the new school year – why not take the opportunity to talk about goals with your son or daughter and start them on the fast track to success.

The Goals Workshop is available on Kindle via Amazon here