Christina wrote in and asked: “I was wondering if your older children set their own goals and if they do, what does that process look like? I have a 9 and 6 year old and I would love to help them define small and large goals for themselves but I’m not sure how to translate my personal and business goal setting process to something that is exciting for younger children.”
In this week’s episode of the podcast, we share some of our thoughts on helping our kids set goals, inspired by Christina’s question. We share how we’ve approached goal-setting with our kids and some ways to help them be inspired to set goals and ideas to help them take ownership of their goals and follow through with them.
We also share about books we’re reading, something new we learned this past week related to sleep, and something that helped fix a skin issue I was having.
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In This Episode
[00:34] – Welcome to another episode of The Crystal Paine Show.
[01:14] I taught Jesse something new this week. Have you heard of this?
[08:12] Blistex’s medicated lip balm is what is saving my life this week.
[08:22] Jesse’s book update.
[10:50] A book I’ve been loving.
[15:33] – Today’s podcast inspiration comes from a listener.
[16:19] – The first step to helping your children set goals is to model it for them.
[19:56] – We had lots of conversations involving them and talking about it conceptually.
[21:44] – Recognize their interest, their personality type, and what is going to motivate them.
[25:41] – Sometimes it’s just like a little bit of challenging them and providing encouragement that you think they can do more.
[26:51] – And finally, be their cheerleaders.
[27:30] – Celebrate the progress that they make. This can fuel their desire to do even more.
Links & Resources
- Rising Tiger by Brad Thor
- Raising Emotionally Strong Boys by David Thomas
- Special Mentions
- Our Goals for the Fall
- Other Resources
- 10 Days to Be a Happier Mom
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- Have feedback on the show or suggestions for future episodes or topics? Send me an email: crystal @ moneysavingmom.com