Teaching Children Goal Setting
As parents, our job is to prepare our children for adulthood. So if we want our children to have a successful, satisfying and happy life then there are some fundamental life skills we need to teach them:
Teaching kids about goal setting involves setting goals in all five of the above critical life skill areas.
And it is never too early or too late to start teaching your kids these vital life skills. By teaching children goal setting, you’ll help them guarantee their future.
And of course, the Life Skills and FREE Life Planning Workbook on this site are just as relevant to your kids as they are to you. Particularly if you have older children, start introducing them to these skills – the sooner they learn them the more they’ll become second nature.
Do you have a story or some advice that could help kids achieve? Write a page on it and help kids get ahead.
There are lots of resources on how to raise children and motivate them to succeed - and are all good for teaching children goal setting. Here are a few good DVD’s available to help you guide your child through some of the difficult stages of growing up…
Time Out Tot, The Behavior Coach
TimeOut Tot, made by a Jim Henson puppet maker, is captivating children everywhere, and stands in the Winner Circle with "Finding Nemo" and "Holes" for the 2004 Parent Choice Awards. It has garnered several other awards for quality family programming as well, because it entertains and teaches with flair, stimulates imagination and nurtures children socially, emotionally and ethically.
Tot's Teaching TimeOuts are the answer to every parent's disciplining dilemma. When the need arises...Tot appears at the push of a button (from the DVD menu) to help children learn one of the most important subjects: social skills. Volume One includes the most common: tantrums, whining, biting, pushing, grabbing and cutting in line.
The TimeOut Tot DVD is an innovative approach to the time honored timeout that on occasion every child needs. But, it doesn’t have to be “timeout” for your child to watch TimeOut Tot. In fact, your child will probably ask to watch Tot’s lessons over and over again. If they do, great! The more they listen to Tot’s lessons the clearer the messages become.
Have them pretend to be Susie or Nerbert in ‘timeout’. After all, these are the magical years of imaginative play. And sometimes it’s easier to listen to advise when it’s being offered to someone else. And remember...all children make mistakes. It's how we handle them that makes the difference.
So before teaching children goal setting, teach them how to learn from their mistakes.
Misunderstood Minds: Understanding Kids Who Struggle to Learn (2002)
See how bright, articulate Nathan masked his inability to read by memorizing. Find out why Lauren's social isolation provided experts with vital clues about her learning problem. See how undiagnosed learning problems led Adam on a downward spiral towards drugs, alcohol, and crime.
As many as one in five families are coping with children who struggle to learn. Many of these children don't fit any clinical diagnosis, but for some reason, they aren't learning. Though these children may be suffering from debilitating learning problems, they are often mistakenly called "lazy" or "stupid" by teachers, classmates, and even by their families.
But learning specialists believe that they now possess a key that will ultimately help struggling students, their parents, and teachers better identify and manage learning problems -- each mind works differently and has its own unique strengths and weaknesses. Misunderstood Minds illustrates the emerging view that specific identification and customized management of learning problems is the key to success for the millions of children struggling in school.
Misunderstood Minds features leading experts in the field of learning problems, including Mel Levine, M.D., G. Reid Lyon, Ph.D., Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and Richard D. Lavoie, M.A. M.Ed.
Motivation: Key to Classroom Success
Success for Teens Motivational DVD
The program also provides a clear outline to help teens identify and achieve their goals. The new motivational tool has just been issued by Success For Teens, a California-based organization focusing on teen communication and behavior.
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