Every year millions of people set goals they wish to accomplish in the next 12 months, but this year we are taking a different spin on this tradition with these 5 New Years Resolutions For Families. Instead of making personal individual resolutions this year, we are encouraging you to set goals for your whole family. One of the toughest parts of resolutions is the the fact that you typically have to do them alone. Joining with your spouse and children to stick together and accomplish these resolutions for families will make it easier and long lasting.
5 New Years Resolutions For Families
Use kind words. One of the hardest things we must do as parents is to set a good example in our attitudes. Even when we are upset, unhappy or angry we should do our best to use kind words with each other. This year create a new years resolution of using kind words with each other no matter the situation. This doesn't mean you won't be upset or have reason to discipline your children. It simply means you will work to use only kind words to handle tough situations. For children it may be a resolution to no longer call each other names or whine about things they don't like.
Exercise together. Health new years resolutions are the most commonly found on lists every year. Instead of tackling a diet or exercise regimen on your own, set a good example for your kids by choosing to exercise together Take walks in your neighborhood, play soccer in the back yard or even ride bikes along trails. Get your heart pumping and improve your family health.
Learn together. This is a great resolution for families with tweens and teens that are struggling in school. This year promise to learn something together. Take up a new language, read a few books, or work on a science project together as a family. Just make sure that you are learning something new together as a family. When everyone is involved it makes it much easier for those kids who don't like school to get excited about learning.
Give back to your community. Every family can use a bit more time doing good for others. Teach your children what it is like to volunteer to help those who are less fortunate. Whether it be feeding the hungry in a local shelter, donating items you no longer use, or going shopping for a family in need there is some way to give back no matter what your budget is.
Start recycling. This is a great project to do together as a family. Work together to make your home green, and recycle things you can. Check out your local recycling station to see how or what you can turn in. Invest in some simple bins an labels to make it easier for your kids to work with you when sorting recyclables.
To make your own unique list, check out this Free New Years Resolutions Printable.
This year, go with our list of these 5 new years resolutions for family, or create your own unique list that reflects your own family personality. Make sure to include something that will bring you together and make your family unit stronger in the new year.