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.