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Four New Year's Resolutions for Parents

Updated: Dec 17, 2021

Originally published on December 31, 2020, and updated on December 17, 2021.

About 60% of us will make New Year's Resolutions this year, but only 8% will be kept.

Here are a few resolutions to get started on any day of the year:

1. Get comfortable saying 'no'

...when someone drops by unexpectedly when baby is 4 weeks old, and tries to invite themselves in.

...when your family is invited to a social event, but it's past the kids' bedtimes.

...when Grandma tries to feed the kids more sugar than you'd like.

This pandemic has made it easier to say no to some things ("oh sorry, we're social distancing right now!"), but it's also made it much trickier in other cases (it's not that har