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There are a few times a year when we become all about setting new goals.

Like the start of a new Year.

Or, during back to school season.

And, even when a new season is upon us {think spring cleaning}.

We like goals. We like resolutions. We like the idea of starting with a clean slate — this time will be better than the last.

Here at Awesomely Awake each week for the last year we’ve set an intention on how to live more mindfully, be better parents and just enjoy life more fully.

In other words, we don’t pick a singular goal and stick to that — and then fail — all year long.

Instead, we are constantly trying to better ourselves all year long in many different areas. A more holistic approach.

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But, resolutions are important to many people and while we’re busy saying we want to lose weight or save more money … perhaps we can all consider another kind of resolution this year.

To be better parents.

With this in mind, I’ve created a list of resolutions any parent can make right now.

And, if you are already a perfect parent then this list isn’t for you.


20 Realistic Parenting Resolutions

1. Wake up. Be more mindful. Intentional. Aware. Notice more. Pay attention. Listen closely. All of these things.
2. Celebrate more. The big things … and the oh so little.
3. Start each day with a smile.
4. Play more.
5. Write more love notes.
6. Be flexible.
7. Be kind.
8. Notice the beauty of your day.
9. Become a peaceful parent.
10. Trust myself more.
11. Let my children live fully.
12. Be happier at home.
13. Set effective, loving rules.
14. Watch less TV.
15. Read more.
16. Be more encouraging.
17. Notice the abundance in your life.
18. Be more silly.
19. Stay calm.
20. Slow down.
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