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IPC Personal Goals

The IPC units of work focuses on 8 personal goals that they believe are necessary for children of the 21st century. These personal goals are abilities and characteristics that children will need to equip them for an ever-changing world. These personal goals are: adaptability, communication, cooperation, enquiry, morality, resilience, respect and thoughtfulness. Let's have a look at how you can help your child grow in each of these personal goals.



  • Asking them to do a familiar routine in a different way.

  • Change the rules to an activity/task while they are doing it.

  • Take a different route to a familiar place.

  • Make small changes to your child/ward’s daily routine.

  • Discuss how a character deals with change in a story/movie. Ask your child/ward how they would deal with the situation.


  • Asking your child/ward to say the same sentence with different tones (soft, loud) and expressions (happy, angry).

  • Playing games like ‘Charades’, ‘Telephone’, ‘Pictionary’, and ‘Backdraw’.

  • Listening actively to your child/ward when they speak to you.

  • Inviting your child/ward to repeat what you have said in their own words

  • Allowing your child to speak fully before you answer them.

  • Encouraging your child to learn another language.


  • Creating a time table for your household chores.

  • Encouraging your child to participate in team games or sports.

  • Setting them challenges that require them to work with other people.

  • Focusing on being fair and taking turns when playing games at home.


  • Allowing your child to observe everyday routines. Encourage them to make notes on the order the activities take place.

  • Creating ' a question of the day' box. Allow your child to find the answer to the question.

  • Playing "Which do you prefer?" Ask you child to state the reasons for these answers.

  • Playing 'Odd one out. Each person is given a number of objects and they must explain which one is odd and why.

  • Encouraging your child to research sometimes that interests them.

  • Asking your child to make a mindmap on a topic.

  • Allowing your child to predict how a story will end.


  • Giving your child age appropriate household chores.

  • Encouraging your child to donate items or raise money for charity.

  • Reading fables or watching movies with a moral in them. Ask your child/ward to explain what the moral of the fable/movie is.

  • Getting your child to act out different scenarios. Get them to act out the right way to deal with the problem, and the wrong way to deal with the problem.

  • Sharing an article in the news about moral issues. Ask your child to share what they think is right and wrong with the issue.

  • Asking your child to create a piece of art that expresses their moral values.


  • Praising your child for accomplishing a task.

  • Providing some advice/prompts if your child is having difficulty with a task.

  • Persuading your child to help with tasks at home.

  • Encouraging your child to develop their own daily routine.

  • Advising your child to take a break if they are having problems.

  • Helping your child to set goals for their lives. Get them to think of the steps they need to take and celeb rate when they achieve them.

  • Asking your child to share what they have learnt following a tough situation. Share your own experiences to help them learn how to discuss this with you.

  • Encouraging your child to think about their strengths when they are finding something hard.


  • Creating family rules for particular behaviours.

  • Encouraging your child/ward to say “Please” and “Thank You”.

  • Setting clear instructions on how you would like your child to act in a situation, and the rewards and consequences of their actions.

  • Asking your child to write ‘Thank You notes’.

  • Informing your child of any compliments you have heard from other people.

  • Sticking to your promises. Encourage your child to mean what they say.


  • Encouraging your child to think about doing, or saying something before they carry it out.

  • Practicing sharing your ideas or belongings with your child/ward.

  • Encourage them to do the same with their things.

  • Donating toys, books, or money to charity.

  • Volunteering for local community service acts.

  • Reading a book to your child in which a character gets angry or upset. Ask your child “How would you feel if you were in this situation?” and “How would you like someone to help you?”

  • Establishing a ‘Good Deed for theDay’. Encourage your child to do one good deed for someone else. Discuss with your child/ward how they felt afterwards.





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