It’s always been said that more minds than one will reach a solution quicker. Does this apply to personal goals?
According to Dr Gail Gross, in her blog post about goal-setting for children, one of the points she states is that when setting goals with children, we want to communicate a feeling of community rather than competition. This is extremely important as it creates an inclusive environment from a young age which will hopefully grow and develop as the child grows older. But also, achieving (personal) goals is rarely accomplished by the lone individual – no matter the age.
In Calm In Storm’s workshops for teenagers, we always ask the question, “who can help you achieve your goal. You friends, parents, teachers, coaches etc?”
With the workshop for school children form grade 6 upwards, we aim for each class/ grade having a specific goal that all of the pupils can pursue together. This makes for a fun group activity while developing a sense of a bonding community.
A short video clip about the workshops can be viewed at Calm In Storm