Parents: The Most Important Change You Can Make in 2019

This new year, strengthen your parent-child relationship by helping your child to develop good habits. #ParentingGoals Changing bad habits is hard. Despite our best intentions, parenting can often be a struggle.

Can you spot what is wrong with the following goals?

  • I want to help my child improve her English language by the end of 2019

  • I want my child to learn how to swim by the end of 2019

We have set seemingly motivating goals like these many times, but there’s one giant problem: each focuses on a specific result and not a practice.

Contrast this behaviour regular, actionable, specific goals. They look like this:

  • I want to help my child improve her English language by the end of 2019 → I read with my child every night.

  • I want my child to learn how to swim by the end of 2019t → I enrol him in swim lessons and commit to bringing him weekly to practice.

By creating systems, we’re better prepared to achieve our goals. It’s the reason we promote the Five Minute Journal for Kids.

With the Five Minute Journal for Kids, every morning and night for 5 minutes, your child fills out the structured journaling format that focuses their attention on the good in their life.

That’s it. It’s this simple habit that helps your child become happier over time.

 

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