Schiller & Hamilton - January 2020

With Simple and Actionable Goals HELP YOUR KIDS ACHIEV

Practice what you preach.

With every new year comes an opportunity to reinvent ourselves or start down a new

You are your children’s role model for almost everything, including following through on New Year’s resolutions. So, ask yourself if you follow through on your own resolutions. When you proclaim that you will read more books or finally get a gym membership, do you actually try to do it? Your kids will assign as much importance to New Year’s resolutions as you do, so by sticking to your own commitments, you can help them stay on track too.

path toward self- improvement. Making resolutions is a big part of many families’ New Year’s

Keep things simple and achievable.

traditions, and parents often have a desire for their kids to take part in that tradition when they’re old enough. Following through on resolutions is tough, especially for young children, but with your help, they can achieve their goals.

When your kids are forming their resolutions, their first attempts will probably be very broad. Statements like “I want to be more kind” or “I will try to help more around the house” incorporate good values but don’t


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