5 Parenting Resolutions You Can Stick To In 2023

It’s a New Year, and it’s time to start working on a new resolution! While making personal resolutions, don’t forget to include parenting resolutions so that you can become the parent you’ve always wanted to be – bringing happiness and tranquillity into your house and impacting your family for years to come!

In this blog, we’ve put together five resolutions parents can consider implementing to help them reconnect with their kids and significant others for a stronger bond and improved family harmony. You don’t have to include them all at once. Instead, start out cautiously and increase one or two each month to match your family’s demands.

1. Spend Quality Time With Your Children

You’re probably around your kids for hours a day while doing the dishes, cleaning the house or doing the laundry, but how much of that time is quality time? Start by creating a distraction-free environment, engage in one-on-one conversations with your children, and pay close attention to what they have to say if you want to make a lasting impression. 

This quality time spent gives your child a chance to take charge and concentrate on what interests them. Set aside time and put your phone away, if only for 10 to 15 minutes daily, to give your kids the undivided attention they need. Your familial bond will improve because of it.

2. Be Strict With Bedtime

Children must get enough sleep. In fact, kids who don’t get enough sleep see a deterioration in their mental health and academic performance. Children who are allowed to remain up later than expected by their parents run the risk of developing behavioural and social issues. Children who lack sleep also have an increased risk of anxiety and depression, much like adults. Decide on an early bedtime and stick to it every night.

3. Walk Your Talk

When it comes to educating children, your kids watch what you do, for example, rather than merely listening to what you tell them to do. For instance, children imitate their parents’ respectful, courteous reactions when they are spoken to by their parents respectfully and courteously. 

Do you scream at your kids when they argue with one another? Do you nag your children to put up their toys while leaving your home office disorganised and unkempt? To establish excellent behaviours in your children, you must model them after what you preach.

4. Train Your Children by Assigning Chores

All children benefit from feeling wanted and useful, and household chores foster self-assurance and family cohesion. When everyone in the family has their own duty, you don’t need to pay your kids an allowance for their help. Children treated more like guests than family members get estranged from their parents, which hinders their capacity to feel connected and productive. Give each child a task they are in charge of finishing while assigning them age-appropriate tasks.

5. Schedule Fun Family Get-Togethers Regularly

Once or twice a week, your family can gather together for family get-togethers to brainstorm ideas for family outings and vacations and even solve problems together while enjoying pizza or other tasty dishes enjoyed by all. 

Scheduled family time lets parents and children catch up on each others’ lives and build a stronger bond, especially when your kids are growing into their adolescence. Family time should be uninterrupted by phones or other distractions. When parents intentionally schedule these family get-togethers, children learn that the family unit is an essential part of life, giving them a sense of security and belonging.

Conclusion

Each year, as you sit back to count your blessings in life, family is usually at the top of that list. So, always remember to make resolutions that will strengthen your family, no matter how busy you are. When parents accept responsibility for transforming old behavioural patterns into new habits, the lives of children and other loved ones, as well as their marriage will also be improved.

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