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Goal-Setting with Kids

December 28, 2011
With the New Year around the corner, it may be a good opportunity to work on goal-setting with your children.  Goal-setting is an important skill they can carry with them through out their life! And New Year's Resolutions are a fun way to not only start the discussion, but the process as well.
 
Here are a few you may want to adapt in your home or maybe assist you with thinking of ones on your own!
 
Good Hygiene: I will wash my hands before meals, brush my teeth after meals, and cover my mouth when I cough or sneeze.
 
Volunteering:  In our community, at my school, or at my church. This can go as far as working, or be as simple as donating my old toys and clothes.
 
Healthy Eating: Less soda and more milk and water is a great place to start. Also eating more fruits and less sweets!
 
Responsibility on Computer: Be aware of people asking for personal information, and REFUSE TO GIVE IT OUT. I will limit my time spent online and gaming.

Be Kind: I will not make fun of others, but see their good qualities instead and let them know what they are! If someone is sad, I will try to make them smile!

Good Amount of Exercise: I will get outside more when I can.  Maybe join a sport, ride my bike, or go for a walk with Mom and Dad. I will get my body moving and feeling good!