I was pleased over the past 2 weeks to see several articles in newspapers and online discussing the importance of intentionally teaching children to be grateful. I don’t believe this is a habit that necessarily comes naturally to every child. However, gratitude is something that can be modeled, taught, and reinforced by parents. Here are links to 4 sites that highlight the importance of teaching children to be grateful, and provide good recommendations for conversations and strategies parents can try as they work to instill a sense of gratitude in their children.
Raising a Thankful Child Great ways to teach (and show) your preschooler generosity