Remember all the big plans you used to have for summer? Remember is being the end of summer and you got none of those things done? We have all been there (many, many times) but there is a logical way to avoid the regrets and heartbreak of lost summer goals. Well, it HELPS to not lose the summer goals. I am not magic!
Goals are not magically met and plans don’t magically happen. We need to help our kids learn to develop these skills. It might save them years of frustration and they might actually get all those things done that we never did!
Just take your kids through setting a goal and discovering the steps needed. I like it all outline style! Let’s go through my daughter’s goal of learning to swim.
Goal: Learn to Swim
I. Talk to Swim Teacher for Lessons
A. Have some times available from Mom
II. Supplies to have
A. Talk to Dad
B. Set time on the calendar
Here is another example!
I. Get Diaper Experience
A.Talk to Parents to ask to let to help
B.Research diaper changing and issues
A.Figure out rates
B.Transportation availability schedule (hey, I have a life too;)
A.Make a flyer
B.Distribute it to parents of kids