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Self-Improvement Month: Setting Goals with Your Preschooler

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September is self-improvement month. You may be thinking that your preschooler is too young to understand self-improvement or goal setting, but in reality, it’s never too early to teach your little one about bettering themselves. Check out the ideas below for some easy ways to introduce this to your preschooler.

Create a goals chart.

We all are motivated by rewards in some way, and preschoolers are no exception. An easy way to teach your preschooler about reaching goals is to create a goals chart. Working together, come up with some goals that your preschooler could reach such as picking up their toys every day for a week, helping Mommy or Daddy with dinner for four nights, or watering the flowers on the front porch for a few days. When you’ve created a few goals with them, make a chart that states each goal, and then has a place where you can mark if your preschooler does what they were supposed to do that day.

Model by example.

One of the best ways to teach your preschooler about self-improvement is to be a good example for them. If you have a habit that you’re trying to break or a goal you’re trying to reach, put in a lot of effort to do those things. If you’re passionate about pursuing what you set your mind to, your preschooler will start to understand what it means to be disciplined by your example!

Identify easy ways to make better choices.

So much of self-improvement has to do with choices. If your preschooler really likes candy, help them understand the adverse effects candy can have on their body and teeth. Or, if your preschooler only wants to watch TV, explain to them how much better it is for them to play actively and imaginatively. By explaining how our choices determine our futures, your child will have a better understanding of why it’s important to make good choices.

Don’t wait to teach your preschooler about self-improvement and goal setting! Start today by starting small.

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