Ideas to teach your kids to be more grateful and thankful for what they have
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- Sue Kirchner
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to work on teaching your kids to be more thankful for what they have. We get so caught up in the Holiday madness of traveling, hosting dinners, shopping, and making Holiday wish lists that sometimes it's nice to take a breath, sit down as a family and talk with your kids about how lucky your family is, how grateful we should be, and how to say thank you for more than just gifts. It's a tricky concept to teach young children, who are natually self-centered, but by starting when they are young you can help lay the foundation to be grateful and think of others. We try a variety of activities to help our kids develop more of an attitude of gratitude. Here are some ideas we've found to create a more …
Ideas to help your kids have an attitude of gratitude.
Sue Kirchner is a family fun coach and weekly contributor to Patch.com. She created ChocolateCakeClub.com and ChocolateCakeMoments.com both sites dedicated to helping busy families have more fun together. Sue and her family fun ideas have been featured on TV, newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Thanksgiving is all about family and giving thanks, right? Well, maybe eating, too. While we have the family and the eating part down pat, we try a variety of activities to help our kids develop more of an attitude of gratitude. Here are some ideas we've found to create a more grateful family. Model gratitude. As parents, we need to do a good job of modeling how to be grateful. When someone helps you, your kids will hear you say "thank you" and …