AAP recommends a list of New Year's resolutions for kids - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/7/10

AAP recommends a list of New Year's resolutions for kids

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – Whether or not there is a New Year's resolution on your list, a national group of doctors has made that a great prescription for kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has suggested 21 age appropriate resolutions for kids. 

Starting simple with preschoolers, parents are encouraged to get kids to take a stand and say, for example, "I will clean up my toys," or as Dr. Richard Lampe explained on HealthWise at Five on Thursday, many of the resolutions include good habits for safety and health.

"And healthy ones would be washing my hands after I go to the bathroom or washing my hands before eating, things like that to remember to do that, health habits that will last a lifetime start early," said Richard Lampe, M.D., and the Chairman of Pediatrics at Texas Tech Health Sciences Center.

The resolutions suggested for older children include taking a stand on television watching, internet activity and texting.  If you would like to read the list of 21 New Year's resolutions for kids, please (click here).

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