Life goes better when we’re thankful. As adults we know that our child won’t always get exactly what they want – but it’s important to teach them to appreciate what they receive, what they have and be thankful for it!
Thankfulness doesn’t come naturally to children. For the most part, their worlds revolved around them. They can be trained to say "please" and "thank you" early on, but true thankfulness and generosity take time to seed and blossom.
Raising a thankful child is an ongoing process. As gift-giving season approaches, it’s a good time to examine this important subject. Here are some ideas: