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How can I define 'goals' to help my child set New Year's Resolutions?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
"Goals" are basically desires that are put into action through a plan. Goals can originate through the wants and desires of parents but true goals have to have by in from the child. Whatever goals you set, the child has to understand what they will have when the goal is achieved. Goals are the outcome of a series of actions. Goals can take time to achieve although there are short and long term goals. Prioritizing goals can help to determine where to start.

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