Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents

I will be more patient with my children and not lose my temper when they’re just acting like kids.

I will not overindulge my children, but will teach them to have pride in earning things for themselves.

I will be more grateful for my children.

I will quit worrying!

I will nurture my children’s spiritual health by taking them to my church, synagogue, mosque or other religious organization.

I will try to get my kids outside more and involved in activities other than video games, computers and television.

I will make sure my family has dinner together at least 3 times a week.

I will read more books to my children.

I will encourage my children’s grandparents to spend more time with them.

I will pray for those who desperately want children and have been unable to have them.

I will let my teenagers learn the consequences of their actions on their own instead of always stepping in to prevent them from making mistakes.

I will get my preschoolers potty-trained!

I will remember that my husband needs attention, too.

I will do more to pamper myself, and not feel guilty about it!

I will take better care of myself—lose weight, eat healthier, get check-ups, etc.—so that I have the energy and stamina to keep up with my kids.

I will prepare healthier foods for my family.

I will teach how my children how to care about others through volunteer work.

I will take a vacation without the kids and enjoy it.

I will tell my children I love them every single day.

I will rediscover the joy of life, just like a child.

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