As we approach the new year this is a good opportunity to help your children focus on forming good habits. A fun way to do this is by including them in creating New Year’s resolutions. Kids also love having something to work toward. You can even make it a fun task by making a sticker chart that they can keep track of their progress or get rewards every time they reach these goals.

Making resolutions together

Sit down with your kids and, together, pick maybe one or two goals they want to set as their New Year’s resolutions. If it’s too overwhelming to think of them as resolutions, you can refer to them as goals and try to make the experience fun.

Here are some healthy and positive goal-setting resolution ideas you can suggest to your children:

New Year’s resolution ideas for preschoolers

  • Clean up my toys by putting them where they belong.
  • Brush my teeth twice a day.
  • Wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating.
  • Try new foods when I can, especially all different colors of vegetables.
  • Learn how to help clear the table when I am done eating.
  • Friendly to all animals.
  • Learn how to ask the owners if I can pet their animal first.
  • Always hold a grown-up’s hand whenever I cross the street.
  • Be nice to other kids who need a friend or look sad or lonely.
  • Talk with my parent or another adult I trust when I need help or am scared.

New Year’s resolution ideas for kids

    • Drink water every day and healthy beverages  with meals.
    • Drink soda and fruit drinks only for special times.
    • Wear my seat belt every time I get in a car.
    • Will sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until I am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt.
    • Try to find a physical activity or a sport I like and do it at least three times a week!
    • Will put on sunscreen and wearing a hat and sunglasses when possible.
    • Always wear a helmet when riding a bike, scooter or skateboard.
    • Be friendly to kids who may have a hard time making friends by talking with them and inviting them to join activities.
    • Tell an adult about bullying that I see or hear about to do what I can to help keep school safe for everyone.
    • Promise that I’ll do my best to follow our household rules for video games and internet use.
    • Try to save time to read for fun.

A good idea is to also talk with your child’s pediatrician about any other important habits that can help ensure a happy, healthy and safe new year.

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