To be successful at anything requires goal setting. For this reason, when the new year rolls around we set goals and resolutions for all sorts of reasons hoping to have a better year than the one before. However, how many of us set resolutions for our families? Every day you have to have a strong resolve to manage the ups and downs of your family life. Applying that strong resolve to family goals will help us have something to aim for in building a stronger family unit.
Here are a few simple family resolutions ideas.
Resolution No. 1: Have dinner as a family:
This change requires intentional planning. You'll have to turn down activities that would keep you away from home at dinnertime. However, the lasting impact this simple act has is well worth it. Here is when healthy emotional memories can be formed that your family will always have
Resolution No. 2: Offer grace in frustrating moments:
Look for the opportunities to give all the love and grace your teen needs at the moment. When the incident fades a bit, then talk a little about how we can learn from mistakes and bad choices.
Resolution No. 3: Pray for your teen daily:
This seems simple but often times can be forgotten. Praying for your teen is how we stay in touch with God and gain His wisdom in dealing with the hard and frustrating issues. Calling their names out in prayer every day is truly the best thing we can do for them as parents.
These are just a few small resolutions that can radically impact your family dynamic for the better. What resolutions can you make? Resolve to make goals for your family this year and you'll see the positive changes you've been looking for.
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