It’s never too early to teach self-improvement to your child. At the preschool age, your child is learning a lot—from how to treat others to how to listen to a story in a group. A great way to instill self-improvement with your preschooler is to set goals.
Find an area to improve
Every child has something they can work on. Ask their teacher to send you weekly notes on how they are doing in school if you do not already get regular reports. Use this to find a key factor that your child can work on. Let this be a broad, overreaching concept like sharing. Then, pinpoint exact action-oriented tasks to set as goals for improving in this concept. Have your child offer to share some hand sanitizer with a classmate, or give a pencil to a friend.
These goals can be incentive-oriented as well. Give them a star every time they complete a sharing-related action, and designate prizes to certain amounts of stars. At five stars, they get to pick an activity for the family to do together on the weekend, at ten they get to pick their favorite dessert after dinner, etc. Before you know it, your child will be reaching their goals and setting new ones regularly, always ready to improve.
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