Lead by Example
Another great way to encourage your kids? Set a positive example by making your own resolution and following through on it. Be open about your struggles and successes, present and past – this will allow your kids to be honest about the challenges they face. Certain resolutions, like losing weight or reading more, can apply to the entire family. Working in tandem with your kids is a great way to have fun together while keeping each other on track for success.
Psychologists generally agree it takes about 3 months to form a habit. This means you’ll want to give your child a lot of encouragement and support in the beginning. By March or April, your child will find that their resolution has become ingrained in their daily or weekly routine. They’ll see proof that that with work and dedication they can accomplish their goals. Good luck, and Happy New Year!