Tradition is important. It is a type of structure that children crave. With the coming of the New Year many are striving for self-improvement. But resolutions should not be limited to adults. Children can get involved as well. After all self-improvement is important to everyone. It helps us strive to better ourselves and our lives.
While some children may be too young to understand this tradition, others will have no problem choosing their resolution. It is important that you are involved in this decision. Try to keep children away from vain and unhealthy resolutions by altering the way they perceive the goal. If your son or daughter states that he or she wants to lose weight, redirect them to making the decision to eat healthier.
Discuss their decisions with them and remind them daily. Try to lead them to make New Years Resolutions that will make them feel proud and accomplished. Encourage them to spend time helping others. Have older siblings make resolutions that involve younger siblings. Be sure that their goals are realistic. A great idea would be to have older children make resolutions to read to younger brothers or sisters 3 times a week.By leading your children in the right direction you will be working towards making your life as a parent slightly easier. These traditions could life your family a lifetime and help you mold your children to becoming responsible young adults