The new year is a great time to reevaluate your progress and set goals for the future. As you start setting resolutions for 2020, don’t forget to think of ways for your children to grow this year. What kind of habits are your children forming? It’s important to encourage good habits for your children, especially with a new year upon us.
Setting Resolutions for Preschoolers
Whether you realize it or not, your preschoolers and school-age children are watching you. As parents, you’ve been given the responsibility to encourage good behavior and healthy habits as your children grow up. With a new year beginning, this is the perfect time to start early and set small goals for your preschoolers.
1. Healthy Eating
Whether your child is a picky eater or not, healthy eating is a habit that will benefit your children throughout their life. Giving your kids an appetite for good nutrients will help them not only learn better but will also lower the chances of sickness. Starting this habit early is essential to helping your children thrive mentally and physically.
2. Physical Activities
This generation of children is growing up with an unprecedented number of entertainment options. From iPads to Netflix, your child could become a couch potato for the rest of the year. No matter what age you are, participating in physical activities is a habit that will keep you happy and healthy. Enrichment activities like soccer, basketball, or regular playground games are a great way to teach your kids to stay active and enjoy exercise.
Pro Tip: Provide stability to your child’s regular routine with enrollment in an after-school program, where they can hang out and participate in activities with peers every day.
3. Morning Routine
This year, teaching your children to develop a morning routine is a great way to encourage time management and personal care. Setting smaller goals like brushing your teeth, making your bed, or getting dressed for the day will help children find success on a daily basis. By encouraging simple habits, your kids will learn responsibility and find satisfaction reaching their goals.
Healthy Habits for Everyone
No matter what may have transpired in 2019, the start of a new year welcomes a fresh start and room to achieve your goals. Help your children develop good habits and stay focused this school semester by encouraging a healthy lifestyle.
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