It’s almost time for the new year, time to say goodbye to 2021 and a big hello to 2022!
Wondering how to bring in the new year? Overwhelmed by the fresh start? We’ve got your back.
How many new year resolutions have you set? one, two, maybe three?
Go to the gym, take the family out for bike rides, visit more exciting destinations, keep a weekly family planner, plan meals each week to save time, the list goes on for cliché new year resolutions.
This time why not set some goals to help your children thrive in the new year through their education.
Talk to your children about the new year, the fresh start, ask them if there’s any goals they would like to achieve, anything they would like to do in the new year, something they would like to learn, etc.
Here are a few things we suggest.
- Learning a new skill: Keep things fresh in the new year by helping your child choose something new they really want to try for the first time. This could develop into a new skill or hobby that they pursue long term.
- Focus on a key area at school: Is there a subject your child has been struggling in or wants to excel further in, talk to your child about school subjects they may want to improve and help them set a goal to gain a further understanding of that subject, confidence in their knowledge and elevate their grades. This goal will encourage them to work harder even when they feel stuck and they gain a feeling of accomplishment.
- Spend some time volunteering: This looks fantastic on a school application, also helps your children to understand the world around them while doing a good deed. Have a chat with your children about volunteering as a family or independently to help the less fortunate. They also will understand how fortunate they are and will help develop an empathetic nature.
- Stopping a bad habit: We are all guilty of some kind of bad habit, set an example to your children to give up a bad habit, each person in your family can pick a bad habit they have and work through the new year to kick it. Work as a team to encourage each other to keep going.
- Read more: A simple one, but it does wonders for a child’s education, knowledge, and vocabulary. Set a goal to read a number of books a month or compile a list of books that your child will look forward to reading throughout the new year.
- Conquer any obstacles throughout your child’s education journey as a team: Encouraging your child to talk about their time at school will develop a strong, trusting relationship and help you be completely aware of how they’re coping in their education environment. Why not start the new year off right by booking your First Call with one of our Education Experts where the perfect Education Consultant will be matched to you, ready to support and guide you through crucial decisions regarding your child’s education journey.