How can you help your child set and meet their goals?
The new year is here, and many of us have set resolutions for the months ahead. In my household, goal-setting is something the whole family participates in each year. I think it’s important to have something to focus on and work toward, and I encourage my children to consider this long and hard at the start of each year to determine what goals they want to pursue to become better people.
But it can be hard for kids to come up with goals on their own, and once they set them, they don’t always know how to achieve them. Fortunately, you’re well-equipped to help out as a parent. Here are some steps you can take to help your child set and meet their 2019 goals:
Help them define their goals.
Sometimes, actually setting a goal can be the hardest part of the whole process. It can be tough to find a balance between a goal that’s ambitious and one that’s completely unrealistic. You can support your child by asking some guiding questions, helping them brainstorm, and giving examples of goals they may want to set for themselves.
Write their goals down.
It’s important to keep goals in your mind. Help your child keep their focus on their goals by writing them down. Put them on a piece of paper taped to their bedroom wall or bathroom mirror, or write them in a journal that they’ll use to track their progress. Keep them visible and revisit them often!
Share their goals with others.
Telling others about your goals can be a great way to give yourself a little extra credibility. Encourage your child to share their goals with a sibling or a friend – someone who will encourage them and cheer them on.
Use technology to your advantage.
In 2019, there’s no denying technology plays an important role in our daily lives. While it’s important to find a healthy balance when it comes to incorporating technology into your life, when used wisely, it can be tremendously helpful in helping you – and your child – chase your goals. You can use technology to find inspiration for goals, track your progress, and in some cases, even make progress toward achieving your goals.
One great tech tool to help your kids pursue their goals? The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition Tablet. This device is the #1 kids’ tablet in the U.S., and it’s easy to see why. A free one-year subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited gives you easy access to thousands of educational books, videos, and games.
The Fire Kids Edition can help your child:
Improve your child’s math scores.
You’ll find hundreds of educational games to sharpen your child’s skills and help them get critical practice in the areas they need it most. The best part? They’ll have fun while they learn!
Read more books.
Cut down on screen time.
This goal is likely one set by parents – not children. Still, it’s a goal worth pursuing in the new year, and it’s one your Fire Kids Edition can help you achieve. These kid-friendly tablets come equipped with robust settings that allow you to control the amount of time your child spends on their tablet.
Remotely adjust age filters, enable or disable web browser access, and review the content your kid uses on the device remotely using the Parent Dashboard, an online portal that gives you insight into and control over what kind of material your child consumes. It definitely gives me the peace of mind I need to let Madison use her tablet without my constant supervision, which is something I appreciate!
MADISON LOVES HER FIRE KIDS EDITION, as I’ve mentioned on this blog before. This year, we plan to use it to help her reach her reading goal. With plenty of vacations in our future, it’s great to know she’ll have easy access to her own virtual library wherever our travels take us! And since the Parent Dashboard gives me the ability to keep an eye on how she’s using her Fire Kids Edition, I’ll be able to see how much time she spends reading versus playing games and browsing the web.
Consider the ways a Fire Kids Edition tablet could help you and your child reach your 2019 goals! With Amazon Prime, you could have yours in hand in as little as two days!
Check out this quick video on how easy it is to control her goals via the Parent Dashboard.