goal setting

The secret sauce to setting and achieving goals

Teaching SMART goal setting is the key What does the child in your life wish for in the new year? score a winning run for their baseball team? make an A in algebra? make a new friend? a pony? As we look toward the new year, it is always a good time to teach children…

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how to teach kids not to give up

Use Brain Science to Teach Kids Not to Give Up Brain science has dramatically changed how we think about the brain.  While much of the research has been applied to helping children learn better in an academic setting, growth mindset research has also taught us how to help children develop high self-esteem while at the…

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four steps to change failure into success

How to help kids cope with failure I’ve written a lot of posts on how to handle failure.  There are several of reasons for this.   As a kid, I don’t know that anyone ever helped me understand the role that failure plays in growing, improving and becoming your best self. I just figured out…

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Kids and vision boards

If there is one activity that is always a hit with kids, it’s creating a vision board.  I’ve used vision boards as a way to create focus for kids around different topics such as goal setting or determining an intention for the next season. In a previous post, I talked about the importance of reviewing an intention that was…

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Learning from goal setting

Reflection and Review Enhances Learning In an earlier post this year, I suggested that students set an intention for the year and review that intention midway through the school year and again at the end of the school year.  As the school year comes to a close, it is a good time to determine the success of…

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One Word Can Focus the Family in 2015

Kids grow up so fast. The world changes even faster. What will your family be like in five years?  Ten years? Do you have a vision for your family’s future?  Do you have an idea of the values and the principles that are your family’s foundation? Stephen Covey  wrote extensively about the importance of having a vision…

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