Parenting Resolutions for the New Year

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It’s a new year, a new start, a new opportunity to start over. Many people hit the gyms, increase their vegetable consumption and resolve to improve their lives at the start of a new year.

Thankfully as parents we don’t have to wait for a new year to “start over”. Our children give us opportunities to start over every day. We may lose our patience or our wits, but the smiles and kisses from our children tell us that it is ok to start over. That being said, it is a new year. It’s 2012 so go ahead make those resolutions to eat healthier, to exercise, to spend more time as a family, to give yourself time to recharge your batteries – resolutions are good. But remember, built into parenting is the opportunity to start over every day, every hour, every minute. Let 2012 begin anew everyday with a kiss and a smile.