The beginning of a new year can be a great time to get kids involved in establishing new, healthy habits. Parents often make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier, lose weight or save more money—goals that will benefit them and their children.
Kids can also get involved in creating goals that will benefit them well into adulthood. And starting early can help them build lasting habits that will pay off over time. If you’re looking for ideas for New Year’s resolutions for kids, here are 17 resolutions your kids will love.
New Year’s Resolutions for Preschoolers
– I will pick up my toys after using them and put them where they belong
– I will brush my teeth for two minutes twice a day
– I will be a good helper for mommy and daddy
– I will be kind to my siblings and friends by not tattling on them
New Year’s resolutions for older children and tweens
– I will limit the amount of sugary drinks I consume and choose healthy ones like milk or water
– I will find an outdoor activity I like that will get me moving
– I will wear my helmet each time I ride my bicycle or skateboard
– I will put my clothes in their proper place when I take them off
– I will wear my seat belt each time I’m in a car
– I will read more books for fun and limit my time on electronics
New Year’s resolutions for teens
– I will be kind to my body by getting at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day
– I will support my health by eating two servings each of fruits and vegetables I enjoy
– I will choose non-violent video games and TV shows to watch
– When I’m faced with tough decisions, I will seek the advice of my parents or other trusted adult
– I will choose my words, friends and activities carefully so they all boost my self esteem
– I will add random acts of kindness to my day by volunteering my time to help someone else
– I will become a better friend by investing in my relationships by being honest, trustworthy, caring and dependable
Dr. Sommers is a Loyola Dental School graduate who dreamed of owning his own practice. He got his wish 25 years ago when he opened Sure Smile Dental in the Dental Arts Building in downtown Aurora, Illinois. When he’s not managing his dental practice, Dr. Sommers coaches men’s tennis and teaches classes at Aurora University. He also enjoys spending time with his sons and watching classic movies.