New Year's & Resolutions

As the clock winds down on 2012, it presents a great opportunity to take time to reflect on the year that has passed as well as look to all that the coming year might bring. Sometimes those reflections prompt us to make resolutions for changing or improving habits. Without placing too much pressure, it can be a good time to discuss self-discipline and the value setting goals with your children. Making and achieving goals can serve to boost self-esteem and instill a sense of accomplishment.

PBS Parents has several pieces about setting and striving to meet resolutions, for both kids and parents. The best way to teach your children about the importance of setting and working towards meeting resolutions is to make it an annual tradition. Check out some more tips about how to make resolution-making with kids a success here:, or check out this article on “Saying No: The Best New Year’s Resolution for Parents” here:

If you’re already set on resolutions, but not sure how you and your children will ring in the New Year? PBS Parents has tips for how to celebrate in style as a family, here:

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