10 New Year's Resolutions Your Kids Made

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Tara Donne
What resolutions have your children made to ring in the new year? Our readers share the real goals their kids have promised to accomplish.
Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Learn New Things

My daughter wants to learn how to sing. She is so smart and has accomplished so much in her short six years. —Michele Martinez

Five-year-old Grace wants to learn to read more "star words" (sight words). Learning to read in kindergarten has been so much fun. Two-year-old Ben wants to run and climb more! —Renee Ballerine

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Improve Education

My 4-year-old daughter is still having a tough time holding her pencil/crayon correctly, so we're set on mastering that. —Joanna Good

My 4-year-old wants to master addition. —Alisha AlmostKerr Scalf

Stop Eating Junk Food

My girls decided on no more fast food "minus a pizza every now and then," and we figured if we can cut that out, it would be a good lifestyle change. We already limit junk food that comes in the house. —Katie Fitch

Alexandra Grablewski
Alexandra Grablewski

Start Exercising

My 9-year-old son has resolved to run with me three days a week. My 7-year-old son wants to play more with his brothers. —Melissa Newell

Reggie Casagrande
Reggie Casagrande

Help Mom Quit Smoking

My son is 9. He decided to make it his goal to help me quit smoking. Kids—gotta love them! —Lorena Kerrigan

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Ocean Photography/ Veer

Adopt a "Green" Lifestyle

I have five kids, and they decided to use less energy, so they are cutting out 90 percent of TV usage, unplugging everything we don't use daily, and walking to school! —Millie Radona

Master Milestones

My son just turned 2 years old; his resolution is to learn to use the big-boy potty. My second child is in the womb and "says" his/her resolution is to sleep through the night as fast as possible. —Ronella Collins

My 3-month-old daughter told me she wants to learn how to walk and say "Mommy." —Lucy Herrera

Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Thayer Allyson Gowdy

Donate Hair to Locks of Love

My girls did theirs this summer; they donated 10 inches of their hair to Locks of Love, in honor of my cousin, who died of cancer and in honor of my best friend, who is 29 and fighting stage 4 breast cancer. —Meredith Stasio

My daughter is also going to donate to Locks of Love! Her hair is already long, but it's curly, so she's going to let it grow two to three more inches. —Esther Gruber

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Continue Good Behavior

My 7-year-old daughter, who has ADHD and Asperger's syndrome, said her goals are to be good and listen to her parents. —Dolores Sheesley

Tara Donne
Tara Donne

Always Have Fun

My son wants to build a teleporter to Legoland. —Lisa Decker

Last year we held a New Year's Eve playdate and we counted down at noon for the kids. That night, at bedtime, I was telling my son (then 4 years old) about resolutions, and without pausing he told me, "I want to have parties where we throw confetti and make lots of noise once a week." —Katie Dugan

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