New Years’ Resolutions for Kids

It’s the time of year where many parents come up with a set of resolutions and goals for the new year. Some of the most common resolutions typically range from eating healthier, to spending more time with family. Setting these goals and eventually reaching them throughout the following year is a great example for kids to follow. For 2017, sit down with your child and discuss what their goals might be for the new year, too. If they’re having trouble coming up with a resolution, here are some exciting ideas of goals they can work to achieve this year:

Learn New Things

As they grow older, it’s important that you and your child take advantage of any learning opportunity that becomes available throughout the year. A great resolution for children is to learn new things in the new year. This can range from learning to read new words, to taking a dance class!

Eat Healthier

This is a resolution that both you and your child can participate in! Eliminate fast food and sugary sodas from your diets, and eat healthier foods like fruits and vegetables. As a result, you may find that this goal is much easier to achieve when your entire household is junk food-free. Plus, both you and your child will be more motivated by working towards the same goal together.

Exercise More

Like eating healthier, exercising more is something both you and your child can do together. Go out for a family bike ride or run, or take an active class together. In addition, you can encourage your child to be more active by going outside with them and playing their favorite sport or game.

Be More Environment-Friendly

Another New Years’ resolution that is easy for your child to work towards is being more friendly towards the environment. This can start with something as simple as teaching your kids to turn off the lights after they are finished in a room or using the recycling bin for old drawing papers they might not want anymore. To take it a step further, you can even encourage walking with your child to school instead of driving if you live close enough.