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Capture in words and photos the moments of your life with your child. Record them, keep them, and share them at the end of the year.
Try new activities to help your child step outside of his or her comfort zone. For example: Conquer a fear of heights with indoor rock climbing.
Empower your child! Listen to his or her ideas and provide appropriate opportunities for your child to participate in decision-making.
Together, create a list of your family’s favorite healthy snacks and meals. Work to integrate these into your regular eating habits to stay healthy.
Set high, but realistic expectations. Make sure you set goals that help your kids reach their personal best.
For New Year’s, have a family gathering and go around the group, letting each person share one favorite memory from the past year and one struggle he or she overcame. Go around the circle again and let everyone share one goal for the new year.
Help your kids set New Year’s resolutions and stick with them. Talk about the ups and downs of change and how resolutions can be easy to accomplish on some days and not on others.
Show courtesy to family members in public and at home.