One reason we homeschool is for the children to be able to pursue their interests - their strengths and gifts. As Abby and Isaac enter or are in their teen years, I want them to be able to start thinking about what their goals are - for the future both far and near. To that end, I have started to ask them to, each week, write down on a file in their laptops, their weekly goals consisting of the four areas - God, Family, Learning (their interests), and Health (active time).
They are a bit hesitant right now, but I am hoping that this exercise will become easier with each passing week and that they begin to see even greater possibilities for themselves through the process of setting goals.
If you homeschool, do you work with your children to help them make their own goals and how has it worked for you?