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New Year, New Me!
How many times have we heard a friend, family member or colleague say this at the beginning of a New Year. The New Year is a great time to focus on creating healthier habits, but why not focus on creating these habits with our children? New Year's is the perfect time to talk to your children about realistic goal setting and to start the year forming good, healthy habits.
At Junior Genius Global, we encourage you to sit down with your children and, together, pick one or two goals they want to set as their New Year's resolutions. Here are some hands-on tips to get you
Set Smart Goals
No matter what you decide as a family, ensure the goals you set are achievable. It’s a good idea to start small. For example, introducing one new vegetable, exercising once a week, if they have never exercised before. This ensures that children can see that the goal is easily achieved and keeps them motivated.
Set Goals as a Family
Talk to your child. Give your child a choice in choosing which goal they would like to focus on. Giving children autonomy will support their independence and confidence. It also helps them to feel in control of the choices they are making and encourages intrinsic motivation. Involving children in the decision-making and making the goals fun for the entire family can help turn these resolutions into long-lasting habits.
Make it fun
Why not set up a goal setting chart on the fridge to help children keep track of their goals. Reward your child by using the chart to give them a star/sticker when they are successful. You can even discuss planning rewards with your child for continuing to achieve their goals. For example, choosing a movie for family movie night or a visit to their favourite park.
Our Home Wellness Collection includes a Goal Setting Wellness Chart to help your family get started with Healthy New Year's Resolutions as well as tools and resources to help your child live a happy healthy lifestyle.
New Years Resolution Ideas for children
The Junior Genius Global Collections are the perfect tool to support healthy habits in the home. Visit our shop to pick a collection that suits your family’s needs.
Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for Children
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