Have you had a chance to talk with your kids about what they'll be learning this year? Studies show that children who participate in setting their own learning goals in the classroom are consistently more motivated and self-directed. What if we, as parents, worked with our children outside of school to set and work toward some annual learning goals? How much more relevant might that make their academic learning?
To learn how to do this with children of all ages, read Help Your Child Set a Personal Learning Goal For the Upcoming School Year.
And while you're at it, spend some time thinking about your own personal goals. What do you hope to accomplish for yourself in the coming year? Take some time today to write down your hopes and dreams for the next six to twelve months. You might be surprised to learn how influential the task of putting your goals down on paper can really be!
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