When it comes to the New Year’s resolutions, things like eating healthy, exercising daily, focusing on studies, saving money, etc. are generally make up the list for kids. These things are definitely important, but there is much more you need your kids to focus on. Keep the list of traditional New Year’s resolutions somewhere safe for now and instead encourage the kids to do something different this year. Share these unique but interesting New Year’s resolution ideas with your kids.
Learn New Skills
Encourage your kids to learn a new skill this year, but make sure they are excited about this whole activity. Do not impose anything on them. Instead, ask them about the skills they want to become champions in. It can be a musical instrument, a new language, a computer course, dancing lesson, etc. This simple practice will give them an opportunity to think what they really want to do.
Make New Friends and Get Rid of Stereotypes
You may also suggest them to expand their social network and get rid of stereotypes they are facing. Make them realize that every human is beautiful in his own unique way and that we should not judge anyone on the basis of their color, language, religion, gender, etc. Encourage them to meet new people, create new connections and strengthen the old ones.
Learn from Your Mistakes
All of us make mistakes, but those who are smart are able to learn from them. You must teach kids to learn from their mistakes instead of repeating them again and again. Luckily, New Year is the best time to foster this habit in them. Suggest your kids to keep a journal for writing down all their mistakes no matter how small they seem, and also jot down the lessons they have learned from them.
Find a Purpose in Life
Teenage is a time for the kids to finally start thinking what they really want to do in their life. Obviously, they may not figure it out overnight, but they can at least try to seriously think about it this year. Encourage them to explore different options and confidently venture into the unknown until they find their purpose in life. Help them in finding the right direction. It is the perfect time to give them the confidence and courage they need to take important decisions.
Write a Diary
Gift your kids a new diary and encourage them to write it daily. They may write every detail or mention the important events only, it’s completely up to them. This will not only improve their writing skills, but will also help them in reconnecting with their inner self.
Do not forget to take suggestions from your kids. Ask them to create New Year resolution for you just like you did for them. It will give you an opportunity to reconnect with them.