Keeping the kids motivated is very important. Tracking goals in a positive way is a great way to keep goals active and very visible. Just like teaching kids to keep lists and cross off school projects as they complete them, this is a great tool to use in tracking health goals.
It will be fun to have your child color or put a sticker every time you complete the goal. The best way to keep your child engaged is through positive reinforcement.
Patience, smiles, encouraging words or praise and fun are key elements to helping kids maintain their commitment.
Your family may need a lot of stars at first before they completely adopt a new behavior. This is OK as it is part of the process of adopting and maintaining healthy habits.
Just remember that every positive change, no matter how small, will add up to a healthier child!
Happy Health Goals!