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Taking Care of YOU in the New Year

January 1, 2014

By Sunny P. Chico

Happy New Year! We wish you the best in 2014.

Happy New Year!

There is something indescribable about the sense of peace and possibility that comes with another new year. We gather with our friends and families, huddle together beneath fireworks, or toast our dearest friends, both new and old.

This is the time of resolutions and resolve, and there is no better time than now to make the decision to put our best foot forward and step into a new phase of life and successful parenting. It’s a new year, and it can be a new you!

Use the rest of this month to set goals and make plans in what I like to call the four areas of success.

  1. Academic Achievement. As your child heads back to school after winter break, stay committed to engaging in his or her education. Remember, YOU are your child’s first teacher, and you have the power to lay the foundation for success.
  2. Physical Health. Set goals to make healthy living a priority for your family. Stay active, stay safe, and make sure to stay focused on taking care of YOU.
  3. Social Development. Take this time to connect with your community and with neighbors and friends. Keep your support network strong and reinforce those relationships that add value to your life.
  4. Emotional Well-being. A balanced life should always be one of our top priorities. Breathe deeply and always remember the blessings life has brought you. Surround yourself with love and peace, and love and peace will keep you. 

Throughout the rest of the year, don’t give up on your goals and plans. Set regular check-ins with yourself and your support network so you know that you and your family are on the path for success. On your journey, check back here with YOU Parent for tips and support in achieving your goals. We believe in YOU!  

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