Three ways to help kids make and keep New Year’s Resolutions
2017 is gone and today is the first day of 2018. Time went by so fast. It seems like yesterday I was writing my 2017 new year’s resolutions:
- Read more books
- Solve more problems
- Keep my room clean
- Be nicer to my big brother Amun
To help me make my resolutions, my parents asked me to list things I am good at and things I need to improve. The things I am good at were added so that I can become great at them. The things I’m not good at were added so I can better myself. My list was long at first, so we narrowed it down to four things I could work on all year. Daddy put a copy of my resolutions on my bedroom door so I could see what I needed to work on every day. Every month he would check in to see how I was coming along with accomplishing my goals.
I did really well with 1-3. Number 4…not so much. I better put it on my 2018 list.
Until next time,
*Hey adults! If you want to help your kids make New Year’s Resolutions try this:
- Have them list things they are good at.
- Have them list things they need to improve on.
- Pick four items from the list (two they are good at and two they need to improve).
- Put the final list somewhere it can be seen daily.
- Come up with ways to meet these goals.
- Check in monthly to see how things are going.
Hope this helps you make and keep your 2018 resolutions. Good luck friends!