1. 4 Ideas for Celebrating Your Child’s Accomplishments

    Family celebrating around dinner tableAccording to Merriam-Webster, an achievement is simply something that has been accomplished through effort – the result of hard work. For children, an “achievement” could refer to any number of things.

    Whether it’s acing a test, nailing an audition or tryout, making the honor roll, or meeting any other goal, it’s important to take the time to recognize and celebrate your child’s accomplishments.

    Here are four ways to acknowledge achievements, big and small, in your child’s life:

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  2. It’s Never Too Late to Achieve Your Dreams

    six people who prove age isn't a barrier to successIf you think that it’s too late to achieve your dreams, think again. Age shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving a goal or fulfilling a dream.

    Remember, what applies to kids also applies to adults: Kids often learn best from example, and so showing a child how to work toward what he or she wants in life, and to not give up when the going gets challenging, can be a great lesson.

    The example set by these six real-life entrepreneurs – Colonel Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken, Ray Croc of McDonald’s, television personality Joy Behar, Stan Lee of Marvel Comics, and Tim and Nina Zagat of the Zagat restaurant guides and ratings – illustrate why success does not have an age limit.

    Although your goal may not be to start a major global franchise or become a star in another way, the stories of these six men and women are inspiring.

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  3. 10 Steps To Achieve Any Goal

    10 steps to achieve any goalMany people like to set resolutions and goals for the year ahead. What’s even better is finding the motivation to follow through.

    Achieving a goal may not always be easy, but one shouldn’t get discouraged. Be inspired by the following 10 steps to achieve any goal and ambitions, whether you want to get into better shape, pay off financial debts, change careers, or follow a dream.

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  4. 12 Realistic Monthly Goals That You Can Set for Your Child this Year

    12 goals to set for kidsLearning how to set goals and work toward them is an important life skill. By introducing the concept of goal-setting to your child at a young age, you can help establish a habit that can benefit your child for a lifetime.

    Especially for younger children, start by setting small goals. When children are young, a goal can simply be an action that can be repeated and tracked.

    It’s best to involve your child in the goal-setting. Find out what he or she would like to achieve this year, and then help him or her to decide the necessary steps for achieving it. For example, if your child wants to be a better reader, you could set a goal of reading for at least 15 minutes every night – a goal that’s specific and can be tracked.

    Here are some realistic ideas for setting goals for kids that you and your child can use for inspiration, tailoring them to reflect your child’s goals:

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  5. How to Teach A Strong Work Ethic to Your Child Early in Life

    Young girl washing a dishInstilling a child with a strong work ethic is critical for success later in life. Most achievements require hard work and determination. By teaching your child that working hard for what he or she wants in life is invaluable and why it’s important to take his or her responsibilities seriously, your child will be well on the road to developing a strong work ethic that can become second nature.

    You can start to introduce the concept of a strong work ethic at a young age, which is when it’s best to do so. Here are some guidelines for how to teach work ethic:

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