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New Year’s Resolutions are not just for adults. You child can take on a life changing resolution. Even better, you can do it together! PsychCentral has the greatest resolution of all: Generosity!

This resolution can stick with your child as he grows. The resolution of generosity can relieve stress and boost self-esteem. PsychCentral has some tips to help you and your child be more generous in 2014.

Remember that you don’t know everyone’s story so treat others nicely. Maybe someone is having a bad day so give them some slack. Don’t fall under the temptation of being angry back with someone. Instead teach your child compassion and patience.

Don’t be hard on yourself and teach that to your child. Pessimism does not help so when your child is discouraged after a bad grade talk about what positives came out of it. Mistakes are meant to be made and once your child acknowledges the mistake he can move on.

Random acts of kindness not only boost your mood but other people around you. Teach your child to be friendly and polite. Holding a door open for someone can quickly put a smile on their face. Or smiling at someone you come in contact with can lighten any mood. Thank the people around you and everyone will be a little more happy.

Community service is a great way to being kind in 2014. Volunteering can add fulfillment to your child’s life he never even realized he was missing. This is where your child’s self-esteem will soar. Volunteering together not only gives you and your child a bond but you are providing people with the help they need. Look around in your town for community service options. Volunteering once a month can mold your child into a well-rounded individual.

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