Wondering how to instil good habits in your child? Read this blog post for a useful guide on how to use New Year resolutions to achieve just this!
Talk About New Year’s Resolutions with Your Child
New Year resolutions carry with it a great practice of determination and responsibility. Explain to your child what this tradition is and what it requires them to do. Try to use the “S(mart) M(easurable) A(chievable) R(ealistic) T(imebound)” technique to make goals.
You have to be a great role model for your child to ensure they successfully follow their New Year’s Resolutions. For that, you will have to work hard to achieve your resolutions. Remember that children are like sponges. They absorb everything that they see their parents doing. If they see that you’re serious about your resolutions, they will be equally devoted to theirs as well.
Make Resolutions with Your Child
Focus on making collective family resolutions and come up with fun resolutions that you can all do together. This will teach your child how to make healthy resolutions and keep up with them daily.
For example, you and your child can make a resolution to read before bedtime for an amount of time you both agree on. Make it a point to follow this every night so that your child learns to value promises and family time.
Share Your Resolutions with Your Child
Discuss your resolutions with your child. For example, tell your child that your resolution includes spending less time on your phone so that you can have quality time with them. This will help your child realise the importance of less screen time, and they will follow in your footsteps later on.