Babble Readers' Parenting Resolutions for 2011jack
Christmas is nearly upon us, which means we have 10 days left to make New Year’s resolutions. (30 seconds before the ball drops — by which time you might have had quite a bit of champagne — isn’t the time to start thinking about it.)
A good resolution sets your course for the rest of the year, which is why it must be both attainable and challenging.
Recently, we posted a list of 25 New Year’s resolutions every family should make. The Strollerderby team weighed in with their parenting resolutions, and then we asked our readers to share theirs. Here are a few of our favorites (after the jump!):
1. To “unplug” from technology & “plug” in to my family
2. To wear more jewelry. It makes me feel good and is so easy to forget in the busy day-to-day
3. To be more positive — in work and life. This includes not talking negatively about other people
4. To not flinch when pointing out that someone else’s kid is a brat. Sorry, but the time has come when it needs to be said
5. To not to look pregnant anymore, so my 4-year-old will stop telling me I have a baby in my tummy
6. To stop apologizing for my kids
7. To build my limited reserves of patience
8. To not say things to strangers like, “He’s normally such a happy kid,” when my toddler has a public crankdown. He’s a toddler, it happens now and then
9. To make more down time for me
10. To only eat chocolate Monday through Sunday (we’d like a follow up in 2012 on how this goes!)
In addition to resolutions, one of our readers resolved to not make the classic “lose weight” resolution — and we applaud her! What do you think of the whole New Year’s resolution-making tradition?