TPP 039a: A Conversation with 12-year-old Asher About Goal Setting
In this special kid’s POV edition, Asher and I talk about having ADHD and goal setting, a topic near and dear to my heart, but also an issue we hear from parents about a lot. Asher is someone who always seems to have a lot of projects he’s working on and he sets often ambitious goals centered around those projects. Yet because of the way Ash is wired, he can often get distracted or derailed, which results in him being frustrated with himself.
I know a thing or two about goal setting — it’s actually the topic of a book I wrote for teen girls in 2015 called Doable, and so I am committed to using what I know about goals to help Asher learn how to successfully set and reach his own goals while also developing his planning, organizational, and time management skills. If you have kids with lots of ideas for things they’d like to do but seem to get stuck before they finish, or maybe even struggle to begin in the first place, this would be a good episode to listen to with them.
Debbie Reber is the founder and CEO of Tilt Parenting and the host of the TiLT Parenting Podcast. 11-year-old Asher is Debbie’s child and is regularly featured on the podcast.
Things you’ll learn from this episode
- The connection between ADHD, executive functioning challenges, and goal planning
- Asher’s strategy for setting, measuring, and reaching goals
- How Asher uses both daily and weekly goal planning to keep him on track
- What typically derails Asher when he’s pursuing a goal
- The power of the daily check-in
- Asher’s tips for other kids looking to set and reach their personal goals
Resources mentioned for ADHD & goal setting
- Debbie’s book Doable: The Girls’ Guide to Accomplishing Just About Anything by Debbie Reber
- A Conversation with 11-year-old Asher About His Game-Changing Morning Routine (podcast)
- Productivity Planner from Intelligent Change
- Download a copy of Asher’s Goal Planning Worksheet
- The Color Run (series of 5k races)
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