14/08/2014 12:57 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

New Year's Parenting Resolutions (Every Parent Should Stick To)

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Lose half a stone, exercise more, drink less, read more... If your perennial new year's resolutions are starting to sound a bit jaded and over-familiar, becoming a parent is the perfect opportunity to shake things up a bit. Now you can make resolutions to improve the quality of someone else's life, too.

Be honest, how many times did you vow to become a better parent last year? Now is the perfect time to put those promises into action. But if you think better parenting means fast-tracking your child's development or competing with the 'perfect' mums at stay and play you are so 2013.

Good parenting in 2014 is about making changes for your whole family - and that means your baby, your partner and last, but not least, you.