7 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

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Gratitude Every Day

By making gratitude a serious priority in your house, you not only teach your family that "gimme" attitudes aren't tolerated—the appreciative behaviors you learn will help you stay more consciously grateful, which foster feelings of contentment and happiness. Model a grateful attitude, learn new ways to appreciate what you have, and make sure that your child sees you showing that gratitude. That way, you set the example that being thankful is a year-round kind of thing ... not just for November.