What your kids want you to resolve

Filed under: Health & Safety: Babies, Media

I don't make New Year's resolutions anymore. I used to make the same ones every year: quit smoking, start running more, be more grateful for all that I have without getting weighed down by the petty crap I worry about. And every year I would smoke, run sporadically, and sweat bullets about the small stuff.

But I do find it interesting to hear about the resolutions of others, if only to get some quiet inspiration.

I was intrigued by this article about what kids want their parents to resolve for New Year's. I imagine that our kids' perspectives are indeed good indication on what we should work on (except for toddlers, of course, who think we should work on giving them more chocolate and letting them swirl toilet water while naked.)

Most of the kids surveyed wanted their smoking parents to butt out in the New Year, while others wished their parents would listen more and work less. All sound reasonable to me.

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.