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Podcast & Blog: Goal-Setting for Kids PLUS A Marriage Moment on Goal-Setting & Dreaming...

Updated: Jan 15



2020 brings 52 opportunities for you and I to get more intentional together every Monday on the Practically Speaking MOM podcast- The podcast for an Intentional Mom to build a Strong Family! Listen here to Podcast Episode 17: Teach Your Kids Goal-Setting. Plus, Rich & Val on the Value of Dreaming & Goal-Setting in Marriage.




Quotes from this episode by Val Harrison, The Practically Speaking MOM "Our kids need to know that SUCCESS IS IN THE JOURNEY AS MUCH AS IN THE END ACHIEVEMENT." "Even if we never reach the end goal, WE HAVE SUCCEEDED BY MAKING PROGRESS."  

"It's bonding to set goals together, to map them out together, and to watch God do great things that we couldn't have done on our own."

Three Steps to Teaching Your Kids the Success Habit of Goal Setting - Goal-setting and Goal-mapping Skills.

1. Pray over your goal-setting before, after, and during the process. We want God to be our partner in life.  He knows us; he knows our circumstances; he knows our future.  He knows all of those things better than we do.  Having Him as our partner in all of these decisions and all o f these plans is so critical.  Ultimately we want His will.  We don't want our will.   He can do this so much better than we can.  I need him to direct my life and I want to teach my children to allow Him to direct their lives also.  We shouldn't expect that for their future behavior if we don't teach them how today.  "His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts. As far as the heavens are above the earth, so far are His thoughts above our thoughts and His ways above our ways."  Isaiah 55:8. 2. Teach them to WRITE DOWN their goals and place them around the house where they can see them regularly. 3. Include a TIMELINE for  achievable little steps as a roadmap to the big goal. If you only have the big end goal, it may stay too unattainable.  You and your kids need some little successes to celebrate along the way!

Resources Mentioned:



Raising a Luke 2:52 Kid download $2

Raising a Luke 2:52 Kid laminated poster mailed to you $7 including shipping

Joni The award-winning story of a young woman who triumphed over devastating odds to touch countless lives the world over with the healing message of Christ. A Man Called Norman This story held my children's attention with some humor and vivid writing. IT is a wonderful story of compassion. It's also available on kindle.

By the way, no shark was harmed in the making of this podcast - it was one that had died naturally. (You'll have to listen to this episode of the podcast to know what I"m referring to).


Val and her husband, Rich, talk together on the second half of this episode about the valuable role of dreaming together and goal-setting in marriage.    Some of our goals include topics such as: -Our kids' eternities -Finances and Debt-free living -How our family can represent Christ well -Our family ministry, The Practically Speaking MOM


podcast music written and produced by nathanharrison.music@gmail.com ;


Sung by Rich Harrison

















****Click here to read Val's BLOG POST on GIVING YOUR KIDS THE GIFT OF GOAL-SETTING****






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