With New Year’s right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about all the ways in which we can do better next year. Yep, we’re talking about New Year’s resolutions…and we’re willing to bet the kid(s) in your life have a little room for improvement, too. In fact, goal-setting is incredibly beneficial for children and teens because it encourages responsibility and mindful decision-making.
Still, it’s important that kids make New Year’s resolutions that are both valuable and realistic, and that’s easier said than done. Don’t worry, though, we came up with a short list of resolutions that meet kids where they’re at, while still giving them something to work toward. Read on for inspiration and then gently suggest a few ideas to your preschooler, grade schooler or teen. (Psst: It’s best not to dictate to your kid exactly what their resolution should be, but these ideas can certainly get the ball rolling, so to speak.)