Goal setting can be a chance for both of you to think of where you want to get to, and what you would like to achieve. This can be a chance to track progress and see how things are progressing.
It is a good thing to set these goals with your child, if they are ready to have that conversation. It is best to understand what they are struggling with, and what is manageable for them. Some questions to explore goals include:
When you have a good idea what the goals could be, you can now make sure that they are SMART:
The ultimate goal (e.g., to return to school full-time) may be too much to begin with. Therefore, it is best to start smaller and break this into, smaller SMART goals:
For each goal, you can reflect on progress. How did your child get along? Is there anything they found difficult? Is there anything they did great?
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