Have you already broken your resolutions? Make a promise instead

As a new year just begins, you may find yourself reflecting on the highs and lows of the twelve months that have passed. The memories and emotions that emerge may translate into goals for the year ahead, giving you an answer to the question everyone asks: “What’s your New Year’s Resolution?”

At Active for Life, we invite you to edit this seasonal catchphrase and make a promise instead. Promises, unlike resolutions, hold more meaning and are harder to break. Everyone knows that resolutions rarely make it past the month of January.

Take one of mine from last year as an example: “Read 1 book every month.” Well, I can not-so-proudly report that last year I read one book … all year. Resolutions are often lofty goals that, when made without smaller sub-goals, sit on a shelf and collect dust, much like my books.

So make a promise and keep a promise instead. Our Parent Promise will benefit you and the rest of the family well beyond the month of January, and is a great way to teach children about commitment. And this commitment is fun.

What is the Parent Promise?

By making the Parent Promise, you are setting the foundation for your child to become a healthy and active adult.

Here’s how:

  1. We’ll make time for daily outdoor play.
  2. We’ll enjoy being active as a family.
  3. We’ll be active role models.

Don’t let January intimidate you, make the Parent Promise today and share it with your family and friends. We’ll help you get started with activity ideas for children of all ages and skating tips for the whole family. When you make the Parent Promise, you’ll quickly realize that your active resolutions will be made too.

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