HERE ARE SOME EASY WAYS TO GROW GRATITUDE TANGIBLY.
• Share the things you're grateful for nightly.
There is power in repetition. There are things to be grateful for every day. Consistently sharing helps your child connect with the habit of daily gratefulness. As they grow, encourage them to move beyond “things” and see the people, experiences and attitudes are truly worthy of appreciation.
• Model gratitude for them
Your kids are likely to only be as grateful as you are. So live a life of gratitude in front of them. Let them hear you thank your spouse for unloading the dishwasher; your family for a fun outing at the park; your friends for lending a helping hand. Most of all tell your kids how grateful you are for THEM. Let them see you respond to life with a positive mindset.
• Include them in charitable plans
Brainstorm as a family for ways to can give of their time and resources. The more tangible the easier for your child to understand. Things like Habitat for Humanities, animal shelters, stocking a local food bank.. Let them pick a cause they want to give some of their SHARE wallet to.
Gratitude won't sprout up overnight. Stay committed to nourishing those seedlings!