Turn New Year’s resolutions into “SMART” goals
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. When setting goals (making resolutions!) make sure to keep them specific, attainable, and time-bound. 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.