Learn about making a new year's resolution as a family.

Making a New Year’s resolution is a difficult decision—and it’s even more challenging when you’re facing it alone.

This year, try making your resolutions a family affair.

Making a resolution as a family is a great way to bond, keep one another accountable for goals, and establish healthy habits for the children in the family. We’ve got a few suggestions to get you started.

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New Year’s Resolutions to Make as a Family

    Exercise together

    Whether you and your family walk every night after dinner or join a gym together, exercising will get you and your loved ones on the path to a healthy life.

    Wear your seat belts

    Make a commitment as a family to buckle up every time you’re in the car. Turn it into a game and your kids will love reminding the rest of the family.

    Pack your lunches together

    Packing your lunches together is the perfect opportunity to teach your kids about healthy food options and cause you to lead by example. It’s a win-win.

    Cut out sugary sodas (and reach for milk)

    By now, we all know that soda/pop is packed with sugar and essentially void of nutrients. So instead, swap it out for milk after the New Year. And while you’re at it, avoid energy drinks too.

    Get more sleep

    With so many of us getting such little sleep, this is a great resolution to take a family. Make a sleep schedule and stick to it. Get some quality shut-eye with our tips on falling asleep.

    Plant a garden

    Why buy produce when you could pick your own from your backyard? If you’re lacking the space, try growing potted tomatoes and peppers on your porch. The kids will love picking their own vegetables, too. We’ve even got a few veggie suggestions for your new garden.