New Year’s Resolution tips for your child
02 January 2020

New Year’s Resolution tips for your child

Setting goals is a crucial part of your child’s development. This is because it teaches them how to be responsible.  Your child will also learn how to make commitments and as well as follow through with them. A great example of setting goals would be a New Year’s resolution. This is an important goal to set and it’s best to start this habit from a young age.

We have collated a list of possible resolutions to discuss through with your child for the New Year. They are quite a number of them so discuss and shortlist the ones most likely to make the final cut.  

  1. I will tidy up my room.
  2. I will do my best to get good grades in school.
  3. I will reduce the number of snacks I eat.
  4. I will try to include more fruit or veggie with every meal because I know they are good for me.
  5. I will be more open to trying out new foods.
  6. I will observe my bedtime hour.
  7. I will exercise for at least a half hour each day.
  8. I will drink fewer soft drinks and juice and increase my water intake.
  9. I will make sure I do my homework before anything else after school.
  10. I will take better notes in class.
  11. I will pay better attention to the teacher and be less distracted during class sessions.
  12. I will go over my notes after school.
  13. I will help my mum with the dinner preparation whenever she needs me.
  14. I will do all of my chores without any fuss.
  15. I will get on with my sister and brother.
  16. If I feel as if I’m about to get really mad, I will walk away and calm down.
  17. I will engage in an activity with my sister in an effort to bond more with her.
  18. I will watch less TV.
  19. I will get out and play every sunny day.
  20. I will put things away when I’m finished with them.
  21. I will brush my teeth each morning and night.
  22. I will get into good handwashing habits.
  23. I will explore other hobbies to do on rainy days instead of telling mum “I’m bored!”
  24. I’ll be nice to every child, I meet - even the ones that are bullied by others; I’ll be their friend.
  25. I will memorize my address and phone number, and never give these out to strangers!
  26. I will find a way to be actively involved in my community, even if it’s simply picking up garbage at the local park on weekends.
  27. I will talk openly about my feelings.
  28. I will resist peer pressure and be a positive influence on my friends.
  29. I won’t talk back to my parents.
  30. I will not tease my little brother.
  31. I will be more organized in everything I do.
  32. If I need help, I will ask for it.
  33. I will read a new book each (day, week, month, whichever is age appropriate).

The above are just suggestions and will depend on the age of your child, but you should feel free to discuss other options with your child.

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