Getting Excited About Goals- Episode 37

Sometimes I (April) struggle to help my children set and achieve goals.  I want them to be excited about life, and I want them to progress within their areas of interest, but the whole process can feel a bit overwhelming.

So I teamed up with DeAnne Flynn, an inspiring mother of seven children (ages 8-22), who had tons of great tips to share.  I thought I would feel stressed out by the end since there is so much I am not doing. But guess what!  It’s not as hard as I thought.

We teach our children to help out around the house.  We don’t solve all their problems for them.  We let them be bored sometimes.  We pull back a bit as a parent.  We breathe.  We relax.

That, I can totally do.

DeAnne has wonderful ideas I know you’ll love. Enjoy the podcast!  (And you can visit her on her website,


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  1. says

    Thought of one more thing…

    Our children tend to set goals and progress more readily when they are INSPIRED. We can inspire them with our personal examples, with educational and developmental opportunities, and with our loving respect – allowing them lots of autonomy for dream-chasing, goal-setting and course-correction along the way.

    There is real safety in trying and striving when children feel unconditionally loved and accepted for who they currently are.

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