Early Childhood Education Journal

, Volume 34, Issue 6, pp 449–453 | Cite as

Empowering Young Children for Success in School and in Life

  • Judit Szente


This article describes the power of goal-setting in order to help children become self-motivated and responsible for their actions. It also provides a road-map for a successful process by describing the following strategies: changing negative thoughts into positives, creating affirmations, designing action plans and utilizing visualization. This process enables both educators and parents to enhance children’s social/emotional development which is essential for their success in school and later on in life.


early childhood education primary education motivation self-esteem self-efficacy goal-setting affirmations action plan visualization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Child, Family, and Community SciencesUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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