New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

New year resolutions for kidsSetting and achieving goals is an excellent way for kids to learn responsibility. As the New Year approaches it is a perfect time to set goals with kids.

Sit with your children or students and discuss possible new year resolutions. Try and enable children to choose their own goals and do not decide for them. Help children choose goals that they can achieve so that they will not become frustrated.

The older the child the more new year resolutions they can choose and handle.

How do you make a New Year’s Resolution Chart?

  • Either make your own chart or download a free new year’s resolution chart from Reward Chart 4 Kids.
  • Each day, week or month mark the goals which have been achieved.
  • Keep following up until all goals have been achieved.

You may want to decide on a reward once the goals have been met.

New Year Resolutions need to be adapted to the child’s age.

New Years Resolutions

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The following are sample resolutions.

New Year’s Resolutions for Preschoolers

  • I will brush my teeth every morning and before going to bed.
  • I will wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before I eat anything.
  • I will clean up my toys and tidy my room.
  • I will make my bed.
  • I will listen to my mom and dad.
  • I will never hit.

New Year’s Resolutions for School Age Kids

  • I will do my homework everyday.
  • I will do my chores everyday.
  • I will get into bed on time each day.
  • I’ll be nice to other kids.
  • I will sit in the back seat and wear my seat belt every time I get in a car.
  • I will try to find a sport that I like and do it at least three times a week!
  • I will eat at least three fruit and vegetables every day.

New Year’s Resolutions for Teens

  • I will eat at least five fruit and vegetables every day.
  • I will do my chores everyday.
  • I will try to find a sport that I like and do it at least three times a week!
  • I will resist peer pressure to try cigarettes, drugs and alcohol.
  • I will limit the time I spend in front of the television.
  • I will be respectful to my parents, teachers and elders.
  • I will find a way to help out in my community or help someone in need.
  • When I feel angry or stressed out, I will find positive ways to deal with the stress, such as exercising, writing in a journal or discussing my problem with someone I trust.

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