While some kids look forward to the chance to return to school and see their friends again, most kids get the back to school blues around the beginning of August. Whichever category your child fits into, helping them establish some goals for the new school year is a great way to make them feel excited to go back to school and to help them feel accomplished later on in the year when they achieve those goals.
Remember to encourage them to work on things they need to improve on. So, for example, if your little one is great at doing their school work, don’t focus on setting goals for getting good grades, encourage him or her to set a goal for making a new best friend or a few new friends.
Whatever your child’s back to school goals are, make sure you have them write them down and keep them in a safe place they can see every day. This can help motivate them and provide a source of pride when they meet these goals.
Original Source – Successify.net
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