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How to teach your children to be more grateful

November 04, 2020

Posted by Stacey Djuana


In a time where children have access to smartphones and constant entertainment, instilling gratitude in them may be a bit tricky. However, being grateful has many benefits.


According to studies, Gratefulness is deeply connected to one’s happiness. This means that the more grateful you are, the happier you are!  Grateful children are also shown to be more giving towards people and less depressed and envious.


Here are some ways to teach Gratitude to your child!


“What do you say?” “Thank you!” 

Encouraging your child to say “Thank you” when someone does something nice for them can go a long way. Although forcing your child to say it might not seem like a genuine expression of gratitude at first, it is a gradual process. By reminding them of moments to show gratitude, they will be able to point out when to show it without any prompts! 


Don’t Lend to Spend

If your child gets an allowance, have them chip in on things they want to purchase for themselves. When kids understand the value of money, it will allow them to appreciate what they have, thus instilling a sense of gratitude in them.  


Always look at the Bright Side 

When kids complain or feel down, it can be helpful to try to find a way to uplift them by looking on the bright side. Remind them of possible positive outcomes or things in their life to be grateful for, in spite of their current situation. This will further instill gratitude in them and nurture a positive mindset!


Soon, your child will have an Attitude of Gratitude! 




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