Include Family In Your New Year's Resolutions

Friday Dec 22nd, 2017


Setting goals is a great way to nurture your growth.  That’s why it’s important to make New Year’s resolutions for family if you want your family life to change and improve.  Consider including these goals this year:

Pare down activities.  Families are busier than ever, so it’s important to make room for consistent togetherness time.  For example, think about cutting back on activities so everyone can eat dinner together most nights.

Build confidence in children’s strengths.  Parents spend a lot of time pointing out kids’ weaknesses.  Yet successful people become that way because they focus on their strengths.  Do the same for your kids.  It will give them the confidence to tackle their weaknesses.

Consider establishing regular family meetings.  These times should be used to discuss schedules and goals and even grievances.  In essence, family meetings are important to help everyone in the family reconnect.  Don’t schedule family meetings during meal times.

Make personal resolutions a family affair.  If you’ve decided that you want to do more charitable work, for example, consider making your personal goal a family goal.  Volunteering as a family is a powerful way to build self-esteem and establish a sense of community in yourself and your children.

Work on a parenting weakness.  There are many resources that can help you improve your parenting skills.  Head to the library or start surfing the Web.


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