Mama's Daily Dose

375 - 4 steps to grow gratitude in your kids

November 11, 2022 Meghan Q Barrett Episode 375
Mama's Daily Dose
375 - 4 steps to grow gratitude in your kids
Show Notes

Are you tired of hearing your kids complain that they want more? Fee like they aren't grateful for what they have?

Here are 4 simple steps to grow gratitude in your kids!

Andrea Hussong did a study with focus groups of parents to determine how parents think of their childrens' gratitude and how to cultivate gratitude in their kids. She then postulated that gratitude experience has 4 parts: 
1. notice what we can be grateful for. 
2. Think about WHY we have been given those things or experiences 
3. What do you feel about what you have been given (where do you feel it) 
4. Do something to express appreciation for these actions

Practice these 4 steps with your kids:
For example:
1. What are you grateful for? Food on the table. 
2. Why have we been given the food? People made/farmed the food and parents worked hard to have money to buy the food. 
3. What do you feel? I  feel so happy to eat and I feel connected to my family because I get to spend time with them over this meal. 
4. Do something to express appreciation - We can donate food to a local food bank.

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