Parents want their children to accomplish many things, but when asked which New Year’s resolutions, if any, they would pick on their behalf, 47 percent of moms and dads said they want their kids to clean their room more often.
The finding comes from a new Harris Interactive survey, which also reveals that 87 percent of parents of kids ages 6-17 want to choose a New Year's resolution for their child or children.
The top resolutions for kids, chosen by parents:
1. Clean up their room more often – 47 percent
2. Be more engaged in school – 33 percent
3. Have healthier eating habits – 33 percent
4. Get more physical activity – 33 percent
5. Play fewer video games – 29 percent
6. Minding their manners – 24 percent
7. Better hygiene – 22 percent
8. Texting less and reading more – 21 percent
9. Being a better friend – 11 percent
10. Other – 4 percent
The survey was conducted online by Harris Interactive from December 17-19 on behalf of K12, a provider of online education products and services for students. The survey involved 2,309 adults, among which 421 are parents of children age 6-17.