It may sound strange to think about helping your kids create New Years Resolutions. But if you think about it, it is the beginning of teaching them how to set goals for themselves. Teaching your child how to set goals will help them in the future and into adulthood. Here are a few ideas when helping your child establishes New Years Resolutions.
I will start eating healthier: Try eating one fruit and one vegetable a day. Limit your sugar intake and maybe give up sugary drinks all together. Drink more water and Milk and try new foods every chance you get.
I will take better care of my Body: I will brush my teeth everyday and after meals. I will wash my face and cut my nails weekly. Maybe I will wash my hands more often and cover my mouth when I cough.
I will complete my chores daily: Helping around the houses helps mom and dad and frees up more time for the family to spend together. Make your bed, put things away and complete your chore chart daily.
I will work hard in School: Going to school is like going to work for mom and dad. I will be organized, complete my homework and I will ask for help when I need it. I will work hard to make the best grades possible.
I will respect others and my things: I will remember to say Thank you, Excuse Me, Please and No Thank You. I will not use cuss words and I will always take care of my things, since it is polite to respect my property.
I will practice safety: I will follow my parent’s rules and not talk to strangers. I will not give out personal information on the internet. I will avoid kids who are a bad influence and practice my family’s values.
I will learn to save more and spend less: This year I will put more money in my piggy bank. I will put more of my chore money in the bank, split or put all of my birthday money in the bank and save for Items I may want.
I will play less video game and play more outside: I will enjoy my video games and tv but I will limit my time watching. I will go outside and explore, play with friends and discover my surroundings. I will play age appropriate games and say no to violent video games and shows.
I will get more exercise: I will ride my bike, take a walk, and play on the jungle gym. I will do jumping jacks and challenge my friends to a relay race. I will build muscle and lose fat so I can be healthy for years to come.
What ever goals your child sets, encourage them and help them become successful. If you think about each year thousands if not millions of use set New Years Resolutions and all of them are put into place to help use become better. Do it together and enjoy the time spent improving your well being.