i hope everyone is enjoying their new year and have had everything get off to a great start so far! i know each year we set goals as parents/a family that usually include reading the book of mormon together every night and holding family home evening each week. i’m sure we’re not the only ones to set those goals, so in honor of it being the first monday of the new year, we’re posting these:
on the topic of setting goals…how appropriate, right?!
my husband and i set goals for ourselves every year both individually, as a couple, and for our family. last year i tried to get our kids to set some goals but it just consisted of asking them what they wanted to accomplish this year and writing out a list…it was easily forgotten within a week. i think what i failed to teach them was WHY it is important for us to set goals :: so that we can improve ourselves, develop the talents our Heavenly Father has already blessed us with (and any more talents we want to have!) so that we can serve our Heavenly Father and our fellow men and return to live with Him one day through our efforts.
each “setting goals fhe kit” has a lesson outline and suggestions for opening and closing songs and is chock full of printables. where they differ, is this:
- the first packet is directed toward older kids and teenagers because it dives more into the Gospel Principles related to setting goals (think agency, work, and accountability), and how setting goals and self-improvement are part of the plan of salvation. it includes a talk, printable scriptures and quotes, a goal-setting sheet with different areas to think about, and a guide on how to set good goals.
- the second packet is for younger kids and is much more simplified…because we all know how trying to keep their attention for more than 5 minutes can be a challenge! so their kit includes a scripture, a couple of short quotes, a little story of the parable of the talents, a simple goal-setting sheet, a guide to setting good goals, and an activity where the family writes down things that each person is good at on printable cards (and envelopes for keeping their cards) thus discovering their talents so they can be motivated to set goals to develop more!
so no matter what age your kids are, you’re sure to find something that will help in teaching them not only how to set goals in the first place, but WHY it is important for each one of us, young or old(er) to set goals. don’t forget to do a delicious dessert as part of your goal setting family home evening lesson either!
click here to download the free printable family home evening kit :: setting goals for OLDER KIDS & TEENAGERS
click here to download the free printable family home evening kit :: setting goals for YOUNGER KIDS
thank you for visiting my little blog, and have a happy goal-filled new year!
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