Hello, Parents! It is that time of the year again. As we approach a new year, it is one thing that will never slip our minds. New Year's Resolution is a promise we make to ourselves to start or stop doing something to grow into a better version of ourselves. As a family, how about having your kids create their resolutions? This season could be the perfect reason to make the little ones write their tiny list of resolutions for the year. The ideal age to help kids to start is six years and above. They need to be aware of their roles and responsibilities, which means resolution is one of the exciting ways to put words into action. It is a healthy way to reflect on self, understand their behavior, and focus on working toward actions that are for their good.
Parents can help their little ones understand what it means and how important it is to stick to these promises to be better growing boys and girls. It will be a task for parents to make kids follow the resolutions. So why not make it fun and creative? It will make them look forward to ticking against the list but not like a compulsion.
So here are a few suggestions for a fruitful resolution -
Involve your kids in the process: Explain its meaning and the need for the resolution list. While adults may be more accustomed to setting goals and working towards them, kids may not have as much experience with this process.
Make a plan: Make the resolutions realistic and achievable. Ask them what changes they would like to see in their lives and help them come up with specific goals that are attainable and meaningful to them.
Keep track of progress: Make them time-bound. Having a timeline helps keep track of the progress. Once your kids have identified their goals, help them come up with a plan to achieve them. This could include setting small, achievable steps that they can take toward their goal, as well as setting a timeline for when they hope to accomplish each step. Celebrate the journey too!
Celebrate successes: Presenting a reward for the little wins toward fulfilling the resolution is more motivating and exciting for kids. It gives them the confidence to move ahead. As your kids reach milestones on their way toward their goals, celebrate their successes with them. This could be a small reward or simply verbal praise and encouragement.
Do it together: Talk to them about your resolutions. They will understand that even parents have so much to learn. Even better if there are some common new year resolutions such as no electronic devices during dinner time.
Stay positive: If your kids encounter setbacks or struggle to make progress, try to stay positive and encourage them to keep going. Remind them that it's okay to make mistakes and that the most important thing is to keep trying.
Some of them from the list of resolutions for your kid could be -
- I will be kind to myself and my family
- I will go to bed on time and get at least 8 hours of sleep.
- I will eat at least one vegetable in every meal
- I will play more with my friends than on the phone
- I will be kind to animals
- I will learn two new skills
- I will help my family with one house chore
- I will tidy up the room after playing
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