Resolutions for Kids
We came across this helpful article – great resolutions for kids and parents at happywink.org. And of course, why not resolve to have more happy time with meditations and MindTimes from KidCentered.com ? Enjoy. Original article can be found here.
New Year’s Resolutions for Preschoolers
- I will brush my teeth twice a day
- I will wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating.
- I will clean up my toys.
- I will do my homework in time.
- I will sleep in time.
- I will drink milk and water, and limit aerated drinks.
- I’ll never give out personal information such as my name, home address, school name or telephone number on the Internet or to strangers.
- I’ll be nice to other kids. I’ll be friendly to kids who need friends – like someone who is shy, or is new to my school
- I will wear my seat belt every time I get in a car. I’ll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat until I am tall enough to use a lap/shoulder seat belt.
- I will apply sunscreen before I go outdoors
- I will try to stay in the shade whenever possible and wear a hat and sunglasses, especially when I’m playing sports.
- I will try to find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity (skipping rope, dancing or horse riding) that I like and do it at least three times a week!
- I will eat at least one fruit and one vegetable every day, and I will limit the amount of soda I drink.
- I will take care of my health through physical activity and nutrition.
- I will resist peer pressure to try cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.
- I will wipe negative “self talk” (i.e. “I can’t do it” or “I’m so dumb”) out of my vocabulary.
- I will choose non-violent television shows and video games, and I will spend only one to two hours each day – at the most – on these activities.
- I will be nice to my parents, teachers and elders and show respect to them.
- I will help out in my community – through volunteering, working with community groups or by joining a group that helps people in need.
- When I feel angry or stressed out, I will take a break and find constructive ways to deal with the stress, such as exercising, reading, writing in a journal or discussing my problem with a parent or friend.
- When faced with a difficult decision, I will talk with an adult about my choices.
- I will be careful about whom I choose to date, and always treat the other person with respect and without coercion or violence.
I will be a Good Role Model for my Child…
Parents have profound influence on the way their children grow up. This New Year give up your bad habits like procrastinating, smoking etc and be a role model for your children.
I will make efforts to Understand my Child…
Instead of cribbing over your child’s tantrums and unhealthy habits try and understand why he is behaving in that peculiar manner. This will help you understand and resolve the issue in a much better manner. This not so easy goal can be achieved by spending quality time and being patient with child.
I will Teach my Child to Eat Healthy…
Encourage your child to develop healthier eating habits which includes consuming fruits, milk and vegetables and giving up junk food. Of course, you need to practice this before you preach.
I will encourage my Child to take Regular Physical Activity…
Obesity in children is rising because of their sedentary lifestyles. It is extremely important to make your children realize the benefits of regular physical activity. Enrolling them in the sports class of their choice will be a good idea.
I will Reward My Child for His Good Behavior…
For the proper personality development of your child, it is important to praise and reward his achievements and good behavior. Besides, it is also important to show a calm and patient behavior when your child misbehaves or is in trouble. This helps him become a cool and level-headed person.