As adults you have your New Year resolutions ready, but what
about your kids? Read on to find out some ideas for New Year resolutions for
kids. Setting New Year resolutions or in other words goal setting for children
helps them in the long run. Children learn how to become organized and
efficient early on in lives.
Having New Year resolutions is setting a goal and trying
your best to achieve it. Adults need not be the only ones setting New Year
resolutions. New Year resolutions can be set by kids also who must try to stick
to them and achieve them. Setting New Year resolutions helps children develop
the important skill of goal-setting. While setting New Year resolutions for
your kids, teach them the importance of setting goals and achieving goals in
life. If this habit is inculcated in childhood itself, it proves very
beneficial in adulthood too.
These are some New Year resolutions which can be followed by
Practicing Good Hygiene
Good hygiene is necessary for good health and to avoid
falling sick. Children must learn to brush their teeth
twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed at night. The mouth should
be rinsed after every meal. Nails must be cut and kept clean. Hands should be
washed after coming home from outside and after going to the bathroom.
Avoiding Excessive Television
and Video Games
Spending excessive time playing video games and watching
television is also unhealthy. Spending too much time indoors can lead to
becoming overweight. Children must not play video games or watch television
shows which depict and promote violence. Children must only watch those shows
which are appropriate for their age.
Children of today consume too much junk
food, sodas and other soft drinks. A good and healthy New Year resolution
would be to cut down on junk food and develop healthy eating habits. Eating
fruits and vegetables is very good for health. Children must make it a point to
eat two or three serving of fruits and vegetables everyday and limit the number
of sweets. Also sodas and other soft drinks must be substituted with a fruit
juice instead. Drinking milk and eating dairy products such as cheese and
yoghurt helps to develop strong bones and teeth in children.
Being Polite and Well-mannered
When children are polite and well mannered they are liked and
praised by all. Children should be encouraged to behave well and with respect
to parents and other elders. They should make it a point to not talk rudely or
unkindly with parents. Children should not use curse words or speak bad about
Keeping the House Clean
Children must learn to keep their things neat and tidy.
Children must do their own bed and keep their blankets in the proper place.
After playing, toys
should be kept back where they belong and not scattered about here and there.
Children should keep their bedroom clean. If it is a single parent household,
children must be taught to help the parent a little in household work. It will
help to relieve the work load for the parents and also help children develop
skills which will be useful all through their life.
Children must not be mean or bad to other kids at school.
Children should try to cheer up a child who is crying or is sad. If another kid
is new to school, children can show them around the school and be friendly and
helpful to them.
Children must learn to be compassionate towards all animals
also. They must not trouble dogs, cats
and all other animals.
Giving their best at School
Children who are always late must learn to practice
punctuality. Children must always try to reach school on time. Homework should
be done regularly and not at the last minute. Homework should be written in a
neat handwriting. If they have any doubts or need help regarding a subject,
children should ask the concerned teacher.
Practicing other Safety
Children must always wear a seatbelt while in a car.
Children must not divulge personal details and information
to strangers. Children should be taught not to give out personal details like
Name, birth date, telephone number, residence address, school name on the
internet or to strangers.
Children must wear a helmet while bicycling.
Getting physical exercise is very important for remaining
strong and healthy. Children must choose a sport they like such as swimming
or basketball, etc and play it at least three times a week. Children should not
spend too much time indoors and they should go out in the fresh air.
Help your children make their New Year resolutions and
achieving them. Write it on a paper and stick it on the refrigerator or in the
Having New Year resolutions will help children in
learning to be more organized, disciplined and punctual early on in life
itself. These habits and skills get carried on into adulthood also and will
help them all through their life.