What do parents want to see their children accomplish in 2013? Not surprisingly: clean their room and get more engaged at school. They would also like to see them make better choices. A whopping 87% of parents of children ages 6-17 want to choose a New Year’s resolution for their child or children, according to a new Harris Interactive survey. When asked which New Year’s resolutions, if any, they would select on behalf of their children, parents picked:
- Clean up their room more often (47%)
- Be more engaged in school (33%)
- Have healthier eating habits (33%)
- Get more physical activity (33%)
- Play fewer video games (29%)
Other resolutions parents wish their children would make include minding manners (24%), better hygiene (22%), texting less and reading more (21%), being a better friend (11%) and other (4%).