With the new year here, it is time to reflect on the past year and celebrate a new beginning. New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition, one you might want to encourage your children to embrace.
Experts say New Year’s resolutions can prompt kids to be more mindful and conscious of the type of life they are leading. They can also teach kids about setting broader goals and to always be thinking of how to improve themselves.
This can be a fun experience for families. One that can provide great opportunities for getting to know your children better. Consider bringing your own resolutions to the discussion. Explain how you came to them. But remember to practice what you preach. If you don’t believe in resolutions, it will be hard to have your children buy into the concept.
So where do you start? Why not toast the new year with a celebratory meal or dessert. You could go over your kid’s accomplishments from the previous year, while looking ahead to the next 365 days.
Your kids may need a little guidance to hone in on a resolution. But experts say you should stop short at making resolutions for your child.
- Learn something new
- Stop eating junk food
- Exercise more
- Improve their grades
- Donate hair to a charity
- Adopt a green lifestyle
- Change a behavior
After your child sets a resolution, let them run with it. It’s their’s to keep. Considering checking in on them in a few weeks. But this is their goal to keep, or to break. Good luck!