This post was sponsored by Metamucil as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
We are less than one month into the start of a new year which means it’s time to take the temperature of our parenting resolutions- or more aptly if you are parenting more consciously in 2019. (Hence I’m sharing 5 Parenting Resolutions for 2019 )
As parents most of us have the right intentions, but in the hustle and bustle of daily life, sometimes it’s difficult to parent positively. As a result, a lot of our interactions with our kids are reactive and it’s important to become more aware of our parenting behaviors.
As we enter into a new year, it’s the perfect time to become more intentional about how we do and don’t want to be when we’re with our children.
With that in mind-remember, no parent is perfect, and we all make mistakes. So these 5 Parenting Resolutions for 2019 are meant to be gentle reminders, not indictments! You might even find it helpful to print this list of 5 Parenting Resolutions for 2019 out and post it on the fridge or bathroom mirror as a daily tickler.
5 Parenting Resolutions for 2019
Be the Change you want to see when it comes to encouraging your kids to be healthy.
If I was stranded on a desert island and could only take three things one of them would be Metamucil. It has been a constant in my life since I got married 20 years ago and my hubby made it a part of our nighttime routine and I’ve been thanking him and the psyllium fiber gds each and every morning every day since my first sip!
So when it comes to modeling healthy habits for my kidlets and I’m all about eating healthy and having them do so too – and each and every night they know our evening concludes with Metamucil. Before turning in my husband and I take our Metamucil. Since their infancy my kids have heard us tout the benfits of Metamucil! A few of its health benefits– it is the only leading brand that contains %100 naturally sourced psyllium fiber that helps promote digestive health and regularity.
But the truth is Metamucil not only regulates us it but it also helps to curb all those terrible late night hunger urges. And both of my kids have now added it to their diets as well! We have been taking our Metamucil for years and feel bloated and sluggish without it. We generally get our Metamucil at Walmart and you can find out more at www.WalmartHealthSupport.com. Metamucil has different formulations and the Premium Blend with plant-based Stevia has officially become a family favorite! When it comes to their health this year I am trying to encourage and support their efforts to take more of an active role in developing life-long healthy habits!
Model kindness and compassion.
We all say we want to raise kids who are kind and compassionate—but be honest: How often do you demonstrate those values in action? The values that stick will be the ones you live, not the ones you preach about.
Criticize less and HUG AND KISS more.
Parental criticism comes from a good place. We want our children to learn, improve, develop good habits, avoid mistakes, and generally be the best they can be. But we don’t always stop to consider the impact our criticism has on their self-image and confidence. This year, I am striving to be more sensitive of what I’m criticizing, how often I’m criticizing, and whether or not it’s constructive or destructive and I’m hugging and kissing my children as much as possible and as long as they’ll let me.
Give them the responsibilities and freedoms they’ve earned.
You may want your kids to stay little forever, but they’re growing physically, emotionally, and psychologically every day. Even though it is bittersweet for me this year I am giving them privileges and responsibilities that are appropriate for their ages and maturity levels.
Spend more positive time with my kids on their terms.
Don’t forget that your kids are unique human beings with their own interests, abilities, and strengths—many of which may differ from yours! This year I’m all about helping my kids develop their interests and compliment them frequently for their efforts and successes. Care about and support your kids’ friendships, too, and their happiness in general.” I’m also Taking a mental journey back in time and trying NOT to project my childhood experiences onto my own child.
Always remember that the goal of parenting is to create happy, healthy, moral, successful, positively contributing adults! What are your thoughts on my 5 Parenting Resolutions for 2019 ?