5 ways your kids can set New Year’s resolutions they’ll actually stick to

By Sensei Serge Sognonvi and Carmen Sognonvi
Originally published at http://www.urbandojo.com/blog

The start of the new year is a great time to decide on new goals to tackle.

As adults, we’re used to the idea of setting new year’s resolutions.

But have you ever thought of helping your kids set new year’s resolutions of their own?

Sensei Serge recently wrote a guest post for the blog A Child Grows in Brooklyn in which he shared 5 tips for parents to help their children set and stick to new year’s resolutions:

1. Set resolutions that are meaningful to your child

It’s tempting to let your own priorities dictate your child’s new year’s resolutions. (“Honey, why don’t you resolve to not put your sticky fingers all over mommy’s iPhone every single day?”) But it’s best if you can help your child tap into a reason that resolution would be important to them, not just to you.

2. Break big resolutions into smaller goals with specific time frames

Instead of a new year’s resolution of “I will read more,” try something like, “I will read for at least 15 minutes each day, Monday through Friday, for 2 weeks straight.” After the 2 weeks are over, set another small goal to keep the momentum going…

You can read tips 3 through 5, along with the rest of Sensei Serge’s advice, at A Child Grows in Brooklyn.

Happy new year!