7 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude

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Carve time in your schedule to give back; it's a beneficial and often easy way to inspire thankfulness in your child. "One way to teach children gratitude at the most basic level is by volunteering at soup kitchens, shelters, orphanages, nursing homes and letting your child work alongside you whenever possible," says psychologist Dana Klisanin. "When children experience the gratitude of others for basic necessities ... they are more likely to recognize and be grateful for these things in their own lives." Call your local city office building and ask for volunteer opportunities appropriate for kids.