If they see themselves as readers, they act like readers. If they can visualize performing well on a test, they perform better.
To help your child visualize a desired outcome, engage him in positive picturing. It’s a kind of mental rehearsal.
Ask him to focus on a goal. For instance, he may have the goal of being ready for school on time.
Tell your child to make a picture in his mind. Have him imagine himself getting up as soon as the alarm goes off. Have him picture himself getting dressed and having breakfast. Have him see himself packing his lunch and grabbing his backpack from its special place by the door. Then have him envision getting to the bus stop before the bus comes.
Also have him imagine how pleased he feels when he reaches his goal. Tell him how responsible and capable he is. Say you believe in his ability to reach his goal.
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