Do Your Kids Write New Year's Resolutions?

Do Your Kids Write New Year's Resolutions?

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Beth Callaghan
Jan 4, 2012

It's that time of year again! Time for me to resolve to lose 20 pounds and get organized. According to some statistics, nearly 50% of Americans make resolutions every year (you don't want to know the statistics on how many keep them). But what about kids? Do your kids make resolutions?

New Year's resolutions are really about setting goals, which can be a great exercise for kids. But since so many Americans set lofty goals in January, only to give up on them by February, are we setting our kids up for failure? Does the cultural climate surrounding New Year's resolutions diminish the stakes in setting important goals?

What do you think? Do your kids set resolutions? Do you want them to?

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