New Year’s Resolutions

What is a New Year’s resolution? A New Year’s resolution is a promise that you make to yourself.  It is a tradition for people to make resolutions at the beginning of a new year for things they want to do in the new year. There are many different kinds of resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions are the perfect time to look back at what all you’ve done in the past year. Think about all the changes that have taken place and growing that you’ve done! Look back on what you’ve accomplished so far in the school year and make plans for the rest of the year!

One sort of resolution has to do only with yourself. You might decide to start eating less candy, watch less TV, read more or go to bed earlier. Other resolutions might involve family or friends. You could decide to be more patient with your little brother, to be more helpful to your mom or not to get into fights with your friends. Some resolutions are about school and the outside world, such as getting to class on time, working harder to get better grades or volunteering more.

If you manage to keep these promises, it will make you feel better about yourself. So it’s important not to make  wild resolutions that are too difficult to follow. Your promises to yourself should not be too hard to keep.


A great book to check out to learn more about New Year’s resolutions is Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution. Squirrel’s quest for a New Year’s resolution leads to good deeds and food for thought for children wanting to make resolutions of their own. A great read-aloud for the first of January!


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