How to help your kids make New Year's resolutions

Self-discipline and willpower are difficult qualities to develop, even for us adults. But some studies suggest that they may be even more important to predicting success than IQ or innate talent. And according to many psychologists, self-discipline is like a muscle that must be exercised.

Enter New Year's resolutions. Creating and following through with them is a great opportunity to help your kids set goals and stick to them.

But how? Where to start? Here are some of the best ideas I have encountered:

1. Have a family chat.