Dreams, goals help to fight drug abuse

Rebecca Sakl, director of Clinical Services at the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau (HYSB), was working with a group of students at the Lee H Kellogg School on Thursday, March 2, trying to help the students understand the difference between realistic goals for self-improvement, and wishful thinking.

She told the students that goals should be realistic, manageable, measurable and meaningful.

The children jumped in with suggestions.

A desire to be taller was rejected as unrealistic.

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