5 TIPS TO HELP KIDS START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT FROM ELITE METHOD by Rachel Dube of https://www.theelitemethod.com/
1. Set clear goals and expectations: Help your child understand what is expected of them and how they can achieve success. This can involve setting specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals.
2. Offer praise: When your child meets or exceeds expectations, be sure to let them know that you are proud of their efforts and accomplishments.
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5 TIPS TO HELP KIDS START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT
3. Provide opportunities for choice and autonomy: Giving kids some control over their own learning and decision-making can help increase their motivation and engagement.
4. Help your child find their passions and interests: Encourage your child to explore different activities and hobbies, and help them identify the things that they are most passionate about.
5. Foster a growth mindset: Help your child understand that intelligence and abilities can be developed through effort and learning. Encourage a “can-do” attitude and a willingness to try new things and learn from mistakes.
Who is Rachel Dube?
Sometimes in life you are lucky enough to do what you really love. And sometimes you’re lucky enough to do what you are really good at. I am beyond blessed to be able to do both. It’s not something I planned carefully or ever even dreamt about. I just fell into it. And I’m so thankful I find myself in this amazing place.
So, what is this incredible talent of mine that I enjoy so much?
I am a life coach for young adults going through difficult life transitions. People often refer to this as “failure to launch”. I prefer to call it “delayed launch”.
Many of my clients either refuse to go to college, or went and quickly came back or just never left home. Most are unemployed and without direction and feeling hopeless or angry. Many have shut down communication with family and friends out of shame.
Sometimes it’s a result of social anxiety, sometimes it’s depression. It can be trauma related or because of circumstances out of their control. But sometimes it’s simply just confusion about what to do and where to go. Because sometimes it’s just easier to do NOTHING.
This is where I come in. Parents call me once they have tried all the obvious solutions and none have worked.
Oftentimes family communication has completely broken down and their young adult has become abrasive and avoidant. No one wants to hear their parents complain about them when they don’t even know how to help themselves even if they could. All of this combined is a recipe for disaster and a surefire way to get absolutely nowhere.
So what do I do?
My approach is vastly different from most therapists and even other life coaches. When I take on a client it is a 24/7 job. We speak and text daily and we meet in person as needed. I answer my phone and respond to texts right away. I become their mentor, confidant and cheerleader. I also mediate family communication so that everyone gets heard and is clearly understood. I talk to parents privately to help guide them behind the scenes on how to be patient and supportive throughout this process. I keep my clients accountable in every possible way. I teach them how to set goals and how to achieve them. I help them see past the immediate challenges and that they have so much to look forward to.
Sometimes you need someone to help push you up the mountain so that you can see the beautiful view. I am that person for these young adults and I am confident that every young adult can be motivated to achieve. It may take significantly longer for some than others but what else do these young adults have but time? Everyone is deserving of happiness and success. I am blessed to be someone who can help them get there.