How did your resolutions go for this year? The end of the first month is a great time to look at how far you have come, and areas that you may need to adjust. You may also want to adjust your goals slightly and change the stepping stones so that you can reach your goals.
This is a great time to teach your children. Being open in your attempts, successes and failures teach your children the importance of continuing to work for your dreams. It can also demonstrate to them that we have the opportunity to start over and try again. Good examples to share would be personal scripture study, healthy eating and exercise goals.
If you want to review goals that your children have set individually, a good place to do this is in a private interview with each of your children. Sometimes it is important that children keep their failures and attempts separate from brothers and sisters. This is especially true in cases of sibling rivalry and teasing brother and sisters.
For the family goals that you have set this year, you may want to implement a tracking system. Create a chart and mark it off every time you have family prayer or family home evening. This extra motivation works well with younger children, and they may help to initiate these activities. If you are working on reverence have another chart just for that as well. Remember to be upbeat and positive about the experience and to keep on working to reach these goals.
As always remember that sincere prayer at the beginning of each day can help you to achieve your goals. You will be surprised at what a difference it can make in achieving your goals. Praying as a family to reach family goals can make a big difference as well.