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?
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!