Kids Coaching Tips
What Can I Do To Encourage Good Habits in the New Year?
How many years have you made New Year resolutions, only to have them barely last a week? The key reasons resolutions fail are firstly that we over-commit: “I´m going to go to the gym 5 times a week, loose 10kgs, stop smoking, stop drinking, eat more vegetables, stop shouting at the kids, be a more understanding partner.” The second is that these are “to-do” things and they lack motivation. By flipping it to, “I want to buy a dress one size smaller this summer,” – that´s motivation. Now you have something to aim for, which you get by exercising more regularly and eating a healthier diet. The focus has changed to the end result – not the process of getting there. And you can celebrate by buying new clothes and feeling great about it. So, try it at home with your family:
Be clear about what you want as the end result.
Make sure it involves motivation rather than focus on the process.
Measure your progress.
Ensure that celebration is a key part of it!
Did you miss out on Managaging Children's Expectations and Keeping the Peace tips from Andrea in our Winter Edition? See Page 19 here
Andrea Robson is the Costa´s very own “Kids Coach” a Certified life coach for children form 8 years and upwards. Andrea supports children across the Costa with issues such as self-esteem, life skills, confidence, bullying, attitude and behaviour – all the things that worry you when you see your child in trouble at home and school. Andrea is a qualified teacher, former Head of School and a Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, and co-author of “Igniting a Passion for Learning in the Primary School.” Please have a look at her website, and sign-up for free goodies such as e-books, and resources, plus her informative newsletter which contains information exclusive to subscribers.
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