This summer we set some goals with our kids. Each child set different goals to accomplish before the end of July. Although they may have seen this as an attack on their summer, my purpose was two-fold: 1) I didn’t want them playing on electronic everything all summer long. 2) I feel strongly about the importance of teaching my kids how to set and achieve goals.
I have a 6th grader who doesn’t really know how to write or read in cursive. They go over letter formation quickly but unfortunately, don’t really teach it anymore. It’s a tragedy in my opinion. I also have a 3rd grader who ought to learn cursive this coming year in school. Knowing the outcome of that would not be satisfactory to me, one of their goals was to learn cursive writing.
It started out as a struggle but quickly turned around. I love getting to spend the time working with them and they get really excited when I put a star above the letters that are the best!
I want my kids to learn how to set, work and achieve goals so they know it’s ok to struggle at something. It’s ok to work hard. It’s ok to fail. You keep getting up and trying again. And when you work at something long enough and practice, you see the success at the end! I find they want too quickly to throw in the towel if something gets hard. That instant gratification idea is taking over their brains. So, we work on cursive writing. Time consuming, totally laborious cursive writing. And one day they’ll thank me for it!
Our dancers at Jeanne’s are like our own kids. We want the best for them. Our pre-teens and teens have dreams of their future. We want to make those dreams a reality for them. Helping them identify, set and work toward their goals so they can achieve those dreams is what we’re all about. Click HERE to read how we can help your pre-teen or teen reach for her dreams!
--Miss Amy :)
Miss Amy: I love teaching kids and watching that "A-ha!" moment happen when all the dots connect and the light bulb goes on! There's nothing better!