With the New Year around the corner, it’s time to think about how we can keep our resolutions for this year. We all know that it is hard to keep resolutions, but we also want to achieve them and improve our lives.
It’s not easy to make a list of resolutions for kids because we should always take into account their age and needs. For example, a four-year-old will have different priorities than a fifteen-year-old teenager.
We suggest that parents think about what their child enjoys doing and help them find ways to integrate those activities in their routine. Let’s make this year the best year ever!
It is the perfect time to start fresh, work on improving oneself, or establish new habits that can change one’s life. But what are some good New Year’s resolutions ideas for kids?
New Year’s resolution ideas for kids (3-5 years)
- I will work hard to clean up my toys by putting them where they belong.
- I will make sure to ask my parents for help with tooth-brushing twice a day.
- I will wash my hands after using the bathrooms and before eating
- I am always on the lookout for new types of food to try and I always make sure that I get my daily dose of vegetables.
- I will be as nice as possible to the kids who need a friend or seem like they might be lonely.
New Year’s resolution ideas for kids (5-12 years)
- I will keep my room clean.
- I’m determined to do better this year in school!
- I will eat less junk food.
- I will try to eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal
- I will try new foods.
- I am going to get a good night’s sleep by going to bed at a decent hour
- I will exercise for at least 30 minutes each day
- I will swap my soda and juice for water to stay hydrated.
- I will eat my veggies even if I don’t like them, because I know they’re good for my health!
- I will be sure to do my homework before anything else after school.
New Year’s resolution ideas for teens (13 years old and older)
- I will try and enjoy two servings of veggies and fruits every day. I’ll only drink sugary drinks occasionally so I can improve the quality of my diet.
- I will do my best to take care of myself through entertaining physical activity and eating a diet that supports an active lifestyle.
- Whenever I have some spare time, I like to choose educational, high-quality non-violent television or video games that I enjoy.I will spend only one to two hours each day—at the most— on these activities. I promise to respect our household rules for videogames and internet use.
- I will stay away from substance abuse.
- I will promise to avoid utilizing a cell or instant message while driving and to consistently utilize a safety belt.
- When confronted with a hard choice, I will discuss my decisions with a grown-up I can trust.
New Year’s Resolutions for kids can be anything that they want it to be. If they want to learn how to cook more healthy meals, then this is their resolution. Or if they want to learn how to read even faster because reading is their favorite pastime, then this is their resolution.
Kids need to take care of their health, hygiene, and safety. They need to make sure that they are doing well in school or in their extracurricular activities. They need to learn how to be more polite, be better at managing their time, and be better at balancing work and play.
Research shows that our habits play a significant role in how we live our lives. It is important to be aware of the habits that you want to change and come up with a resolution to make sure you are successful.
What’s your kid’s favorite New Year’s resolution?