Top Parenting Goals for the New Year

New Year’s resolutions can be tough, especially when they involve parenting, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Here are a few simple goals that will help you stay focused and keep your family on the right track for 2019.  

Take a CPR Class

One of the best ways to be a more effective parent is by learning skills that can help keep your children safe and protected. For instance, taking a CPR class is a fairly inexpensive method of learning a skill that can protect not only your children but anyone around you who may experience a choking incident. Moreover, since it only takes a couple of hours to learn this skill, you can plan to take the class and easily complete it before the year is over.

Parental Controls

Every parent does their best to keep track of what their kids are watching on TV and online, but you cannot be everywhere at once. By taking the time to have a discussion with your kids about what is and isn’t appropriate viewing material, setting up some parental controls, and taking the time to regularly check their search and viewing history, you can make sure you are keeping much better track of what your kids are watching this year.

Self Care

Last but not least, focusing on self-care can be a great way to parent your kids more effectively. As a parent, it’s so easy to put your children’s needs ahead of your own but it’s important to make sure you set some time for yourself. By doing things like getting a manicure or pedicure, taking time to read your favorite book, watch your favorite show, or going shopping on your own, you can make sure you don’t neglect your own mental health while taking care of your family.

These are great tips to get you started but take some time to sit down and think of some more goals you can set so you and your family have a happy and healthy 2019.

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