(Jeremiah 29:11, Philippians 3:14)
The Situation: Kids say, “This is too hard. I can’t do it!” Some children get frustrated because they have trouble accomplishing tasks. They learn to doubt
their ability to get things done. Their lack of success erodes self-confidence, derails ambition, and breeds aimlessness.
The Solution: God made people in His own image—to be like Him. This includes being creative, taking action, reaching new heights, and finding pleasure in achievements. Here are some guidelines to help establish personal goals: 1) Good goals are Biblical. They line up with God’s plan. 2) Good goals are specific. They tell exactly what you want to do. 3) Good goals are measurable. They say when you have finished. 4) Good goals are realistic. With God’s help, you can accomplish them.
What You Can Do: Set some exciting goals for yourself, and show your child how to do the same. Write those goals down and check your progress often. Help small children get the idea of taking incremental steps to accomplish a larger goal. Affirm your child’s progress. Celebrate his or her successes!
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