Family Friendly New Year’s Resolutions

While you’re busy making your own New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to teach your little ones to do the same thing. Children tend to follow through when they see their parents sticking to their own goals as well — so why not make some resolutions together as a family!

Here are 5 New Year’s resolutions you and your kids can make (and actually achieve) for 2019!

Resolution 1: Get more sleep.
Grouchy, grumpy kids are just a ray of sunshine in the mornings, aren’t they? Help them resolve to get more sleep each night. This is also something the whole family can aim to do together! Limit screen time and wind down a bit earlier than usual so it’s not a drastic change.

Resolution 2: Drink more water.
As you know, soft drinks and juices tend to be loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. These beverages can lead to tooth decay, gum disease as well as contribute to childhood obesity. Instead, try to limit the amount of soda or juices in your home. Encourage your kids to drink water instead!

Resolution 3: Learn a new skill.
Learning new skills or finding new hobbies can be exciting! Is there something your child has been interested in, but yet hasn’t had the time or resources to learn it? Whether it’s learning to play the piano or learning how to bake, help them pursue their dreams!

Resolution 4: Volunteer in your community.
From participating in charity walks to volunteering at local animal shelters, there’s no shortage of community activities your family can participate in on Long Island. Resolve to volunteer your time at one event this new year — if you all enjoy it, sign up for another! This is a great way to spend quality time with your family while also giving back to your local community.

Resolution 5: Schedule (and go to) doctor appointments.
We’re sure you saw this one coming, but when it comes to staying healthy, preventative care is key! This includes your twice a year dental visits as well as regular checkups with your primary care physician.

There you have it! What other resolutions is your family making this New Year? Let us know in the comments on our Facebook Page! And to schedule your next dental visit, click here»