Our five favorite posts for celebrating New Year’s Eve, from the Right Start Blog.

New Year’s Eve is a night fueled by eagerness and excitement all around. But what does it really mean as a parent? How do you celebrate such a late-night milestone with the little ones?  There are a whole range of options for you, and we’ve culled a few of our favorite ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve from the Right Start Blog.  Enjoy!  And best wishes for a happy, healthy, wonderful 2017!

New Year’s Eve Childcare Options

New Year’s Eve changes a bit once you have kids. Late night babysitters are hard to come by and can be expensive. We’ve discovered some creative New Year’s Eve childcare options over the years for enjoying New Year’s Eve with kids in the mix. This post shares excellent Mom-approved advice for creative solutions for childcare options. Do consult this list as you plan!

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Family New Year’s Resolutions

Now that Christmas is behind us, the New Year is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start thinking about New Years resolutions. Instead of the same old resolutions I always end up with for myself, I thought it would be nice to start some family resolutions for 2014. So here it goes. These are just a few of our goals for the new year (let’s hope we’re still sticking to some of them come next December!)

Do You Make New Year’s Resolutions with Your Kids?

The start of a new year…a clean slate.  The new year is a great time to teach kids about goal setting. Some parents are firm believers that kids should learn how to set goals, whether they are realistic and small or outrageously far-fetched.  Reaching for things makes us better people . . . no matter how big (or small) one reaches. It creates a sense of accomplishment and determination, and fires the spirit.  With little ones, maybe start with short-term goals.  Short-term also means the end is in sight, which is perfect for younger kids who are just learning how to set goals. Here are tips for helping kids set goals.

Healthy Habits for your Toddler in the New YearNew Year's Eve

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for mom and dad!  Help your toddler get off to a great start this year by making some new healthy habits. Toddlers are generally pretty open to healthy foods, but you have to be a bit creative about the way you offer them sometimes. These tips will help your toddler (and you!) have a healthier year and hopefully make some great healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Fun Before Midnight: New Year’s Eve for the Whole Family

It might be safe to say that staying up until midnight for parents of babies can be a challenge. But that doesn’t mean New Year’s Eve has to be dull. Parenting brings ripe opportunities: we can celebrate the last day of the year in a whole new way. And let’s face it: young kids don’t really understand or care that a “new year” is beginning!  It IS possible to enjoy New Year’s Eve as a family—while having fun and still be a well-functioning parent on New Year’s Day. Here are some winners you might try.

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