20 Dec What’s your New Year’s resolution?
As you’re setting New Year’s resolutions, remember kids and families can start setting goals for the year together! Creating resolutions with your children can help them understand the value of setting goals, teach the importance of self-motivation, and allow you to celebrate victories with your kids. Check out some tips below on New Year’s resolutions for kids and families.
- Simple is best. Make sure to help your child understand the importance of setting realistic, age-appropriate goals and the small steps needed to accomplish them. This allows them to set goals without feeling pressured or upset to achieve something unrealistic. A personal goal may include helping their parent prepare dinner one night a week.
- Try something new. You could try a new activity. Encourage your child to try to eat something new, you could also make this a goal for yourself and try new things together.
- Keep it positive. Start the process of making resolutions by recognizing the great things your child did during 2018. Encourage your child to continue their good behavior.
- Celebrate milestones and achievements. Taking the time out to acknowledge successes throughout the year is an important way to motivate your kids to carry on.
For more resources on setting New Year’s resolutions with your kids check out these articles by PBS Parent and Today.com. For examples of great resolutions for kids check out this Parents.com article.
We challenge you to make a personal resolution to help keep kids safe in 2019.