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3 New Year's Resolutions for Students

Parkside students on the playground and graphic with text "Happy New Year!" The New Year is a time for reflection-- both on the year coming to an end and the year ahead. Creating New Year's resolutions is a great learning opportunity for our students. Here are three questions you can ask your child of any age as they map out their goals for 2017. 
What do you want to learn this year? Maybe you want to learn more about reptiles or how to speak a new language. Other ideas are learning how to read, multiply numbers, or program a computer.
What is something you want to do better this year? Here are a couple of ideas: do a better job helping around the house, improve my attendance at school, stop negative self-talk, improve my reading, and eat healthier snacks. 
What do you want to accomplish? Perhaps you want to learn how to ride a bike, drive a car, make a sports team, get accepted into college, memorize the alphabet, get an A in biology, or read every day. 
Help your child select New Year's resolutions they will be excited to keep, and don't forget to help them create a plan to reach their goals.