The making of New Year’s “resolutions” has been a time old tradition for many. Most families start doing it when children are young and then when they grow up and have kids of their own they too do their resolutions. The great thing about making resolutions is that they can be for anyone and they can involve anything.
Kids tend to see the world as a place where they want to save the world. But chances are they don’t have tools to save the world just yet! If you want to make the goals attainable so that they can actually achieve the goals, make sure you allow them to start small but big enough to where they feel like they still are making a difference.
If you want to get your kids involved this year, why not set some realistic goals with them that are functional but also fun. Here are a few ideas:
Family Health. This resolution allows for family time and healthy living by setting guidelines to eat better during the year. Eat more vegetables and stay away from sugary snacks.
Being Social. If your kids tend to be more on the shy side, a new year’s resolution is a great way to get the ball rolling and get them to be more social by joining a sports team at their school.
Organization. If your kids are young enough to still play with toys get them to do a resolution where every time they are done playing with their toys they put them away in their rightful space.
Education. Help your child expand their knowledge with a reading and education resolution. Read one to two books every night before bed. You can either read with them or have them read the book and you listen.