Happy New Year! We hope you had a fun holliday season and that you’re looking forward to what will come in 2011!
While you may have made a New Year’s Resolution for yourself, has your child? The American Academy of Pediatrics has a great list of healthy New Year’s Resolutions for kids, organized by age group, and we highlight a few below.
“I will clean up my toys and put them where they belong.”
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5 to 12 years:
“I will try to find a sport (like basketball or soccer) or an activity (like playing tag, jumping rope, dancing or riding my bike) that I like and do it at least three times a week!”
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13 years and up:
“When I feel angry or stressed out, I will take a break and find constructive ways to deal with the stress, such as exercising, reading, writing in a journal or discussing my problem with a parent or friend.”
Busy schedules and always being connected can cause a whole lot of stress for all of us. Teens and younger kids too can benefit from some unplugged “me time” with a journal.
See all the ideas for kids’ New Year’s resolutions at the American Academy of Pediatrics website.