New Year's Resolutions: Set Yourself Up for Success

Dec 31, 2013, 17:40 ET from Kids in the House

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "New year, new me." It's the phrase that almost always goes hand-in-hand with New Year's Resolutions, but how many people actually achieve their goals? According to, only 8% of people who have New Year's Resolutions are successful. So, how do these lucky few do it?


Kids in the House: Expert Parenting Advice gives you tips to have a successful New Year's Resolution from top experts, Dr. Del Millers, Dr. Wendy Walsh, and Michael Gervais.

Dr. Del Millers' video, How to make New Year's Resolutions work for you, discusses incremental progress and how to start small. "If you want to change your eating habits, pick one meal. Start with breakfast. Focus on developing the healthiest breakfast you can for a week, and after that week, go on to another habit, maybe lunch or dinner."

Dr. Wendy Walsh offers her advice in her video, Tips on how to keep your New Year's Resolutions. "The principles of making a change in behavior are the same… make it something that's actually achievable, have some social support, and reward yourself along the way."

Kids in the House expert and High Performance Psychologist Michael Gervais recently wrote an article for HuffPost Healthy Living advising people to create life goals instead of "resolutions." "The tricky part about New Year's resolutions is that they are often based on improving personal faults, based on 'not' doing something. By design, they are the result of contemplating our own weaknesses."

Whether your resolution is to lose weight, not yell at your kids, have better relationships, manage stress, or save money, has the videos you need for advice and encouragement to achieve your goals.

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