What’s the Best Way to Teach Kids Gratitude? Find Out! by Holly Budde

4 years ago
What’s the Best Way to Teach Kids Gratitude? Find Out!

I began making an effort to thank my kids daily as a way of developing my own sense of gratitude. Maybe it's for something as simple as picking up socks off the floor. What I've discovered is that this is the simplest way to teach them to be thankful. They now often thank me, too. 

"Thanks for dinner.” 

“Thanks for taking me." 

It's all stuff we have to do anyway, "the price of family life," as I call it. But if this simple practice makes us all aware of being kind to and expressing gratitude to each other, it's worth sharing. Kids mirror what they see and hear.

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

How to Teach Gratitude: 2 Ways to Help Kids Count Their Blessings!

Children’s Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Parents' Biggest Concerns About Their Kid's Mental Health

Gratitude: 5 Ways to Teach Kids Thankfulness This Holiday Season!

Parenting LGBTQ Teens: 7 Things Your LGBTQ Kids Want You to Know About Coming Out

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!