Week 17: Sticking with it to reach a goal
“I want to get better at …”
We can all have grand ideas for getting better at something or trying something new, but sticking with it, to reach those goals can be tricky.
When kids work toward goals without quitting, they learn responsibility and develop time management skills. It increases their self-confidence when they see that they can meet a goal and it builds their resilience to try hard things in the future.
This week the Puppet Pals try some strategies to meet their goals:
- A sticker chart to stay motivated when trying something hard
- A check-off sheet to stay focused and not get distracted
- Developing grit to stick with something even when they want to give up
- Periodic reflection on the success of their plans to reach a goal. They realize it is OK to make adjustments when needed.
Kids can relate to some of the feelings of frustration, disappointment, or disenchantment when meeting a goal is harder than they thought and apply some of the same strategies to meet goals of their own.