If our social media profiles are any indication, we’re a grateful generation of parents. Our Instagram posts are filled with #blessed and our profile pics are adorned with “Thankful for us” frames.
But are we living with gratitude? Showing it? Modeling it for our children? If we’re honest with ourselves, we could probably kick it up a notch. As they say, our kids are watching – and gratitude is a skill (yes, a skill) that will last a lifetime.
Research shows gratitude improves psychological health, self-esteem and increases empathy – and one study even found that grateful people report feeling healthier and have fewer aches and pains.
So how can we encourage our children to be grateful? In honor of the season of giving thanks, we offer this list of 10 simple ways to teach kids gratitude.