Improve the person, the business, the family, the community
Once your teen has come back from class they have a lot on their mind. One of the best things that you can do as a parent is to understand their experience and support their learning out of the classroom. Rapport provides a “Follow-Up Workbook” for your teen and we will walk through all five sections to give an in depth look at how to use this tool.
Section One: Goals
By encouraging your child to set goals, you are helping them create successful habits for the future. The challenge most people have with goals, and teenagers are no exception, is to follow up with their goals and assess their progress along the way. On pages 7-9 on the “Follow-Up Workbook” we have supplied areas for you to work with your child and write down five goals they have for improving the outcomes they have within their family, at school, in their personal lives, and in their relationships. Once you and your teen have talked about each goal take time to help them with action steps to reach those goals.
For example, if your child has a goal of improving their grade in Biology class from a C+ to an A, there are actions that need to take place to turn that goal into reality. Some great action steps could include studying one hour each night, perhaps they realize they need to go into school early for help or set up time to work with another student to create that success. The key is to help them be specific about their goal. Take time to create action steps as well as consistent follow-up to chart their progress. Every goal has different actions steps, so encourage your child to look at each goal separately.
As a parent you are the most important person in your child’s life. By taking an active interest in their goals you will find they will have more perseverance to attain them.