Ring in the New Year with Kumon’s Goal Setting Tips Roundup - Kumon

Ring in the New Year with Kumon’s Goal Setting Tips Roundup

A radiant ball lit by 32,256 LED lamps descends 141 feet in 60 seconds, while an entire country reflects on a year of memories and celebrates the opportunities that lie ahead. We are talking about New Year’s Eve of course—and there’s nothing more rejuvenating than ringing in the New Year! Take advantage of the feeling of a fresh start by discussing goals with your children.

New Year’s resolutions are a great opportunity to teach children how to set and work steadily towards goals. This is a topic that we’ve covered in a variety of ways over the years. Check out a round-up of our favorite goal setting and motivation articles for you.

4 Simple Tips for Settings Goals with Your Child in the New Year


Goal-setting is one of the most highly correlated traits of peak performers and successful individuals. It can help children gain the sense of discipline and internal drive it takes to stay motivated to complete tasks they’ve set for themselves. And the good news, once they learn how to set their own goals, it will show not only in their performance, but also in their self-esteem! Discover how you can help your children set and work towards goals all year long by clicking the link below.

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Fostering Perseverance and Motivation in your Child

Students who are motivated tend to be more successful because they are more likely to enjoy their work, complete their homework regularly and set goals for themselves. Parents are constantly asking our Kumon Instructors for guidance in improving motivation in their children. Discover how a little encouragement can bring out the ‘grit’ in your children by clicking the link below.
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Motivating Children by Developing a Growth Mindset


We touched on this idea of developing the mindset for goal-setting, but how do we help children develop a growth mindset? This article goes into more detail on how a parent’s communication to their children about their effort, successes and setback often shape their children’s mindset and motivation. Click on the link below to read more.

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Achieving Goals: What it Means as a Kumon Parent and Student

We have found that inspiration often leads to success. If you think about it, inspiration is a big part of goal-setting. You think about where you are and you visualize where you’d like to be. Role models can be a great inspiration for children and we’ve found that a lot of our Kumon Students are actually inspired by their peers. Click on the link below to read more about how past Kumon Students were inspired by the program.

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Discover even more study tips and resources that can help advance your children’s ability in math and reading.