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Focus on one goal at a time

July 17, 2017



This summer we're sharing a collection of Tips that we feel are deserving of a second look. Our hope is that you'll find a few useful gems you may have missed along the way that you can bookmark for the fall. Enjoy!

Today's tip:


When your child is struggling in school, there is a natural tendency to want to try and fix everything all at once. But instead of overwhelming your child with five or ten different goals, focus on just one (or possibly two) at a time. Think of it this way: if you throw 10 tennis balls to your child all at once, it’s unlikely he’s going to catch any of them. But if you toss him just one at a time? Piece of cake! The path to becoming a successful student is bumpy and is much more of a marathon than a sprint. So set one or two realistic, achievable goals at a time with your child and watch him become more confident and invested each step of the way.


                                                                                            * Originally published December 15, 2014




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