January 3rd, 2018

 

 

 

 

You are never too young nor too old to make improvements in life, even if they are just baby steps on the path to becoming a better person. The American Academy of Pediatrics says parents can help kids of all ages make meaningful New Year’s resolutions, which are a good way to reinforce the rules parents should expect their children to abide by:

Preschoolers

  • I will try hard to clean up​ my toys by putting them where they belong.
  • I will let my parents help me  brush my teeth twice a day.
  • I will wash my hands after going to the bathroom and before eating.
  • I will learn how to help clear the table when I am done eating.
  • I will be friendly to all animals. I will learn how to ask the owners if I can pet their animal first.
  • I will do my best to be nice to other kids who need a friend or look sad or lonely.
  • I will talk with my parent or a trusted adult when I need help or am scared.

 

We’ll have some ideas for New Year’s resolutions for school-age children, tomorrow on The PediaBlog.

 

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    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Ned Ketyer, M.D.

    Dr. Ketyer has special interests in developmental pediatrics and preventative medicine, specifically how nutrition and the environment affect health. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School. He completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

    As one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance, PC, Dr. Ketyer served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. Dr. Ketyer and his wife have three boys and live in Pittsburgh's South Hills. 



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