To help teach the concept of gratitude and help kids build their skills in being grateful, we must discuss the expectations and details about it but also demonstrate this ourselves. When we create an environment of gratefulness that children are exposed to on a regular basis, they are better able to create the habit in a positive way.
3 TIPS TO ENSURE MORE GRATITUDE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
- Instead of writing Christmas lists of what they want before Christmas, have them write lists of all the things they already have that they are thankful for.
- Encourage children to make 'thank you' cards ahead of time to bring during parties or events where gifts may be exchanged to help prompt them into the feeling of gratefulness and express that in their own way.
- Help children with ideas around 'giving' things this Christmas that involves making things for family and friends. There is more value that goes into something made versus buying toys and candy.
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