Tip of the Week

May 13, 2013

Set specific, measurable goals

When you are working with your child on completing a task, set very specific, measurable goals that focus on skill mastery rather than the time spent on the task. For example, if your child is trying to master his multiplication facts, rather than asking him to practice flashcards for 20 minutes, encourage him to work on a set group of facts (the 5s, 6s and 7s, for example) until he is confident of them. Then, after praising the effort and the mastery, have your child move onto the next task.