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Dec 31, 2008 04:00PM ● Published by Super Admin

The beginning of January is the traditional time we pledge to lead healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives in the year ahead. Making New Year’s resolutions helps formalize our personal goals of behavioral change, and hopefully provides the motivation we need to stay on track past February.

But resolutions aren’t just for grownups. Annual goal setting also can be helpful for kids and adolescents who face increasing responsibilities at home, in school and in their community.
To help celebrate the New Year, we asked a few local kids to share their poignant, funny and inspiring resolutions for 2009.

Alexander's Resolution

“In 2009, I resolve to work harder in everything that I do. I also want to work on the sports that I play the most because I have not scored a touchdown yet…not even one in the whole season. And I will also work on playing quiet games with my sister and letting my mom and dad sleep. And I will try to eat healthier food and work on not playing so many video games. I will also work on having the best table manners at all times and [at] all dinners. Most of all, I will definitely try to be a lot better in responsibility and taking care of my things, like my Swiss army knife.”
Alexander, Age 8
3rd Grade, Oak Meadow Elementary
El Dorado Hills
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If your child hasn’t made any New Year’s resolutions yet, it’s not too late. Helping children set goals can be a fun and enlightening experience for the whole family. You may be surprised to hear what they have prioritized for 2009!

For more local kids' New Year's resolutions be sure to pick up this month's copy of Style-Folsom El Dorado Hills edition. Check out the Distribution tab on this Web site for some of our newsstand locations. Or, to order a copy of this issue, please email Gloria Schroeder at gloria@sierrastyle.com, or call her at 916-988-9888 x116.

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