By American Academy of Pedatrics (AAP) December 25, 2023

Helping your child create New Year's Resolutions is a great way to begin teaching them the importance of goal setting.  The following New Year's Age Appropriate Resolutions are from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):


  • I will clean up my toys.
  • I will brush my teeth twice a day.
  • I will wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating.
  • I won’t tease dogs – even friendly ones. I will avoid being bitten by keeping my fingers and face away from their mouths.

School-Age Kids

  • I will drink milk and water, and limit soda and fruit drinks.
  • I will cover my mouth when I cough or sneeze.
  • I will always wear a helmet when bicycling.
  • I will wear my seat belt every time I get in a car and will sit in the back seat.
  • I’ll be nice to other kids. I’ll be friendly to kids who need friends – like someone who is shy or is new to my school.
  • I’ll never give out personal information such as my name, home address, school name, or telephone number on the Internet. Also, I’ll never send a picture of myself to someone I chat with on the computer without my parent’s permission.


  • I will take care of my body through physical activity and nutrition.
  • I will help out in my community – through volunteering, working with community groups, or by joining a group that helps people in need.
  • When I notice my friends are struggling or engaging in risky behaviors, I will talk with a trusted adult and attempt to find a way that I can help them.
  • I will resist peer pressure to try drugs and alcohol.
  • I agree not to use a cell phone or text message while driving and to always wear a seat belt.

What goals have your kids set for 2024?