New Year’s Resolutions for Kids in 2012

With the New Year upon us, parents have been asking me to help them help their kids with their New Year’s resolutions.  Though kids rarely need the help of a grown-up, let me offer a few suggestions to ring in the New Year:

With these resolutions in mind, hopefully 2012 will be a terrific year for your children and in turn for your entire family.

Lewis First, M.D., is chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. You can also catch "First with Kids" weekly on WOKO 98.9FM and WPTZ Channel 5, or visit the First with Kids video archives at