A New Year’s Resolution for Kids: Create in 2016

shutterstock_350916152New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults! According to experts, kids ages 7 to 12 are at a great stage to start making their own resolutions, since they are old enough to understand what a resolution is and still young enough to influence habits.

Adults make all kinds of resolutions, from general goals like wanting to improve their health to something more specific, like getting their college degree. For kids, making a more concrete resolution is best, since it makes it more likely that they will set a goal that is attainable and trackable.

Making a New Year’s resolution can mark a new beginning in someone’s life. At Youth Digital, our perpetual resolution is to empower kids to become tomorrow’s digital creators and innovators. So, for the new year, we encourage you to help your kid make a resolution to become a creator in 2016.

But what does that mean? Luckily, creating is a broad endeavor! Whether your kid is an avid artist, a Minecraft fanatic, or a budding movie critic, you can help them move from just consuming their favorite things to actually creating them.

You can start by simply asking your kid what they want to create, and then resolving to complete their creation by the end of 2016. Setting clear steps to achieve their goal, following a timeline, and keeping a positive attitude will help your kid stay on track throughout the year. Before you know it, another year will have passed, and they will have created something awesome!

We’d also like to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful students and their parents for creating with us 2015. We truly couldn’t do what we do without you, and for that we are so grateful. We’ve resolved to continue creating fun, educational courses for kids in the new year, but we’re most excited to see what you create. Cheers to a creative 2016!

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