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Prepare for the year ahead
Not for the tiny tots, but why not get your older children to think about some New Year's resolutions or goals they may want to make? Encourage them to be realistic so they're not disappointed if they fail. This can be little acts like, putting their laundry in the hamper, clearing their plates after dinner, reading a little more each day, or learning about a new saint.

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