Parents and students often start the school year off hopeful that with focus and hard work, success will surely follow. It is true – focus and hard work are definitely pieces of the puzzle that is the game of school, but when parent conferences or those first grades roll in, and things appear a bit shaky, it may be time to re-evaluate the strategies and tools that are being used to elicit successful goal setting and work completion.
There are times when fine-tuning the executive function support systems can make a big difference in work flow, completion, and motivation to persevere. We’ll be discussing this graphic over the next few blogs. (Download a printable PDF here.) I hope you have an opportunity to talk with your child about each part of it, and perhaps incorporate it into your school success game plan!
CH—CHallenge your child to set both short-term and long-term goals.
E—Emphasize working smarter, not harder.
You are your child’s strongest cheerleader, and with a different approach she will be CHEERing too!
Follow along as we dissect CHEER in future blog posts.