Start small, live big! That’s the motto of one of my favorite people in the world of life coaching. I’m sure we’ve all heard that small steps add up to big changes.
Speaking of small changes, research shows that small bouts of exercise throughout the day can be just as beneficial as doing a longer workout all at once. Could the same be true for breaking up the time-honored homework assignment of reading for 20 minutes a day? How about 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes before dinner; that might go a long way to both accomplish the assignment and instill a love for reading.
What other activities might be challenging for your child that would benefit from doing a little at a time; practicing a musical instrument or a dance move, or maybe turning off their iPad, phone or Xbox? One way to help your child commit to and successfully stick to their resolutions is goal setting. Making a plan and agreeing on the small steps you’ll take together to accomplish the goal, will ensure success for both children and their parents.
Parents Magazine has a great article with more tips on how you can help your child set goals and see great results. You can find the article by clicking this link. I hope you’ll find it useful, and Happy New Year to all!