Tip of the Week

January 1, 2018

Sticky New Year’s Resolutions

Let’s resolve to make our New Year’s Resolutions stick! When setting goals (resolutions!) keep them as specific, attainable and time-bound as possible. When our goals are lofty and ambiguous, they become overwhelming and inaccessible. By keeping goals focused, your child will have a much greater chance of following through and achieving them. And when students achieve goals, they feel a sense of accomplishment which strengthens self-confidence and deepens intrinsic motivation.


(Side note: Creating New Year’s resolutions provides an excellent (and less-obvious-to-your-child) opportunity to map out a few goals for the second half of the school year.)


To learn more about making resolutions stick, please visit the Engaging Minds blog: How executive function skills can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.