Help your child think about reflecting on his/her accomplishments and challenges this PAST year and set realistic goals for this NEW year! I found this on the www.thirtyhandmadedays.com website
What A Year It Has Been!
Highlights from 2013
- Greatest lesson learned:
- Hardest thing of the year:
- Favorite memory:
- What I loved most about 2013:
Looking forward to 2014
- I want to learn:
- I want to get better at:
- My Biggest Goal:
Here are some ideas for goals from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
- I'll pick up my toys and put stuff away where it belongs.
- I'll brush my teeth twice every day.
- I won't tease dogs – even friendly pets. I'll keep my fingers and face away from their mouths to avoid being bitten.
Big kids and tweens (ages 5-12)
- I'll drink milk and water and limit soda and fruit drinks.
- I'll put on sunscreen, stay in the shade when I can and wear a brimmed hat and sunglasses – especially playing sports.
- I'll try to find a team or individual sport that gets me moving (like soccer or karate) or activity (playing tag, dancing, riding my bike) I like and do it at least three times a week.
- I'll wear a helmet when I'm on my bike, scooter or skateboard.
- I'll wear my seatbelt every time I'm in a car – or, until I'm tall enough to use a lap/shoulder belt, I'll sit in the back seat and use a booster seat.
- I'll be nice to other kids and friendly to kids who are shy, different or new at school.
- I'll never give out personal information online, like my name, home address, school name or phone number – and never send a picture of myself to anyone I chat with on the computer without my mom or dad's permission.