Welcome to Hey Mom and Dad—a weekly feature in which we ask our Facebook fans to share their views on parenting.
Every week, we get the conversation started by taking a look back at a question we asked parents the week before on Patch Facebook pages from around the western suburbs.
Each new year, people vow to make a fresh start for themselves or loved ones. With recent gun violence in the news, some parents have told us they plan to cut back on their kids' consumption of violent movies or video games. Others may want to eat more family dinners together or have their kids spend more time outside. This brings us to this week's question:
What New Year's resolution would you make for your family or kids this year?
Take a look at what Patch users throughout the western suburbs had to say and join the conversation in the comments section.
Bill Goodman: Move to Oak Forest. —on Oak Lawn Patch Facebook
Minister Gayl Caul: To focus on being more like Christ, treating all as He would regardless of personage. —on Palos Patch Facebook
Vicki Meyer: to be a better person on the inside, and a healthier person on the outside. on Palos Patch Facebook
David Parry: To become avant garde and stop glowering at people in the precinct. —on Homewood-Flossmoor Patch Facebook
Rebecca L. Slagle: Stop procrastinating! It is my biggest failure —on Homewood-Flossmoor Patch Facebook
Beth Denton: My cat is going to learn to walk on a leash. —on Homewood-Flossmoor Patch Facebook