If you are a parent that sets personal and professional goals for yourself, you know how powerful goal setting can be. Goal setting is essential to academic success. When helping your pre-teen or teen set academic goals, there are a few essentials to keep in mind to increase the likelihood of success.
The first step is to remember the 3 P’s of goal setting.
· Positive: Goals should be phrased positively so that they help your children feel good about themselves and what they are trying to accomplish.
· Personal: They must reflect the dreams and values of the child, not those of family, friends, teachers or even popular media.
· Possible: When setting goals, it’s important to look at what is possible and within the reach and control of your child.