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19 New Year’s Resolutions for Dads – Dudes to Dads Ep 44
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For the first episode of 2016, Alan and Jason are joined by returning special guest Kevin.  Together the guys discuss 19 New Year’s Resolutions for Dads:

1. Spend at more quality time with kids.  Be specific, spend 5 hours per week per child doing activities
2. Spend more quality time with wife – go on dates
3. Go on a family vacation for a week
4. Go on a vacation with your wife for a week
5. Go on an overnight stay once per month with wife
6. I will eat more healthy foods – Maybe weekends are your “cheat days”
7. I will exercise – I will exercise x times per week
8. I will hold weekly family meetings
9. Encourage my kids more – Use positive words when calling or talking to them (words like slow, lazy, etc are not good)
10. Show love for mom in front of the children – both talking and affection
11. Provide kids more affection – Be sure to hug or kiss my kids each day
12. Do something nice for someone outside your family – 4x a year
13. Take a class or learn a new language (especially one the kids might be studying)
14. Do a social media and game app cleanse
15. Learn a new skill: music, painting, dancing.  Get outside your comfort zone.  Don’t be afraid to screw up.
16. Share some of the limited screen time. Learn how to play their favorite video game
17. Have more family fun or game nights
18. Go to more sporting events (does not have to professional)
19. Live within your means, balance the budget – teach kids value

How do you really make these happen?
First you must commit.  Also make the resolutions realistic.  One idea is to focus one resolution per month. Don’t get overwhelmed which then causes people to do none.  We each picked one:

Alan – Work out minimum 2 x per week.  Drink beer on weekends only
Kevin – Family vacation for a week.  Learning a new skill to relate to kids
Jason – Weekly family meetings

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