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Empowering Young Children for Success in School and in Life


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.

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Szente, J. Empowering Young Children for Success in School and in Life. Early Childhood Educ J 34, 449–453 (2007).

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