Goal Setting Worksheet for Kids
If you think goal setting is only for adults then think again moms! Setting goals starts early in life. In fact, this concept starts early such as in elementary school where students are taught about leadership and behavioral skills. As parents we profess new year’s resolutions or create vision boards but what about the kids? How can we help our kids meet their goals and remain positive?
Setting S.M.A.R.T goals
It’s the beginning of February where your child is almost in the middle of the winter semester. It’s not quite President’s day but still far from spring break. Unfortunately, this is the time to make sure we keep them focused. How can we help our kids stay on track with focus and keep up excellent grades? One solution is to set S.M.A.R.T. goals in the classroom and at home.
What are S.M.A.R.T. goals?
S.M.A.R.T is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Usually, they are used in business settings but yes fourth graders can apply these concepts as well. Next, have your child list out what goals they want to achieve in school. Use color markers and draw them on a board. Always make learning fun but attentive.
Why it’s important?
Education should be instructive but fun at the same time. It’s the best feeling in the world to see your child light up and enjoy learning. As a parent, make sure to build a meaningful relationship with your child’s teacher. Nevertheless, don’t forget to include rewards and track the forward progress of learning at home. Encourage them and make them feel special. Remember you can do this at home or at school. So moms let’s makes goal setting a new habit for our kids and for life.