Making resolutions, like exercising more or eating better, are a common tradition, but unfortunately, most people don't keep the resolutions that they make on New Year's Eve.
Kids are even less likely to keep or even make resolutions.
Did your kids make any resolutions for this New Year?
If they did, how about helping them keep them?
One thing that can help, especially if they haven't even started making any resolutions, is to get them to choose small things to do, so they will be more likely to achieve their goals.
So instead of making a resolution to exercise every day, how about making it to exercise an extra 15 minutes a week?
That resolution should be easier to keep and after a few months, your kids will be exercising most of the week.
Some other resolutions you might consider making with your kids can include:
- Eating one extra vegetable each week.
- Eating one extra fruit each week.
- Drinking one less soda or fruit drink each week.
- Drinking an extra glass of milk each week.
- Eating one less snack each week.
- Reading one extra chapter in a book each week.
- Watching 15 minutes less TV each week.
- Playing 15 minutes less video games each week.
Parents can make any of these resolutions too. Another good one for parents is to spend an extra 15 minutes a week playing or reading to their kids, etc.