You can do several things with your kids who are between 6-12 years of age.
1. Create a long term goal depending on where they are in their life at that moment it could be anything that will take time and hard work, for example making a sports team by the end of the year.
2. You can take that long term goal and break it down to short term goals for them to achieve per month and then breaking it down to per week.
So for example:
My goal is to make the tennis team by next year-Long Term Goal
My goal is to play a tournament every month- Short Term Goal
My goal is to work on my serving skills each week- Short Term Goal
My goal is to practice every day for 3 hours-Short Term
Goal setting can also be for achieving better grades by the end of the year, or even learning to respect their sibling or parents.
Working on a goal allows your child to look forward to something when they reach their goal, it's a great self-esteem booster and a motivation booster as well. If you are having a hard time with your child being motivated turn the goal setting in to a game, like if they achieve a good grade on their test they will get to go out to their favorite place to eat, or choose a movie they want to see.