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It is so easy to get caught up in the daily life of parenting and forget to set long-term goals. It isn’t even just easy, it is fully understandable. It is hard to look beyond today most days. Sometimes it is hard to look beyond the current hour! When we were in high school, we were encouraged to make all sorts of goals. Career goals, long-term goals, short-term goals…we all had lists. Where would we go to school? When did we think we wanted to get married (ideally)? Where would we want to live? We had all of these big plans. Then we had children, and we turned on survival mode.
It makes total sense, but it isn’t the ideal way to approach parenting. Kimberly is taking this topic on today and helping you get the motivation to look at your beliefs and goals.
Both goals and beliefs are important in raising our children. Beliefs are our intrinsic values. These are things like what we view as right or wrong. What do we place importance on and give respect to? Things like honesty, compassion, kindness- these are beliefs. Goals are what we want to achieve. These are results that come from action. Do you want your child to go to a certain college or enter a certain profession? Do you hope your child is a vegetarian? These two ideas- beliefs and goals- do overlap a lot, especially in the big things we want for our kids. I think it is safe to say most parents want to raise happy, successful adults. These fall into both belief and goal categories, so we need to be looking at both as we parent.
Head over to Team Cartwright to read up how our beliefs and goals shape our parenting decisions.
For more on this blog about beliefs and goals in parenting, click these links:
- Beliefs and Goals (Toddlerwise)
- Problem Solving Using Beliefs, Goals, Why, and How
- Childwise Goals of Parenting
- Creating a Parenting Plan
- Making and Achieving Goals
- Parenting Goal: More Than Survival
- Purposes of Parenting
This week, the ladies of the BFBN will all be posting on various topics from the -wise series. You will find the schedule below. NOTE–These links will only be live on or after the day listed. If you click on anything Wednesday or later today, it will give you a page error. Don’t worry, I will remind and send you there each day this week: