Parents can instill a sense of setting goals and how to reach those goals by helping their children make New Year’s Resolutions. The first step to make this a successful process is to make your own New Year’s Resolution that you know you can accomplish (but, still have to work toward). If the children see you ‘give up’, then that is what they will learn.
Yesterday, we discussed ways that you can accomplish your New Year’s resolutions. These are the same methods that you can teach your children to use for their own goals. Once a goal is reached, a celebration is certainly in store.
Here are some kid-friendly New Year’s Resolutions:
• Stop biting fingernails
• Eat more vegetables
• Say Yes instead of Yeah (Yes mam & Yes sir are even better!)
• Clean up own dishes after dinner without being asked
There are a multitude of resolutions that your children can set as goals. Keep them age appropriate and realistic. You do not want them to be discouraged. Each year their New Year’s resolution can be a little harder to attain, but should never be unrealistic.
Setting and accomplishing New Year’s resolutions will help your children with smaller goals throughout the year. They will learn what it takes to be successful, and in some cases how to handle failure. Both are excellent lessons they will need throughout their lives!
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
~ Winston Churchill