18 year old Jaydn Cronister started making New Year's resolutions six years ago. "Do good in school, lose some weight, and a big one: stop texting and driving."
She's tackled them on her own - but it can also be a good idea for parents to work with children and make changes as a family.
Freeman Health System Wellness Coordinator Kris Drake said, "It's a great way for them to start setting goals and make plans on how to reach those goals. And that's something that's going to help them throughout their lifetime no matter what they do."
Drake adds it could be making healthy changes like adding more fruits and vegetables. Or consider setting aside more time to spend as a family. "Say we're going to set this saturday each month to be our family day. And then that helps the kids to see the worth of the family and how important it is to spend time together."
And Drake said, it's okay if you don't always stick to your resolution. It gives parents a chance to show kids they don't have to give up just because they're having trouble sticking to the goal.