Teaching your kids to be more grateful is very important as being grateful makes people feel positive and happier towards the world around them.
Why do children need to be more grateful?
For one reason or another, people can sometimes tend to forget being grateful towards other people. A little bit of appreciation can go a long way, and according to Robert Emmons, professor of psychology at the University of California, "gratitude reduces all stress, big and small."
He adds, "When we experience resentments, we make ourselves envious, angry, bitter and annoyed again and again. We are weighed down in negativity, prevented from accessing gratitude and serenity."
Gratitude is really important since it helps keep us positive in spite of any problems that we might face.
In order to help you and your family become more grateful people, we prepared an easy guide to teach your kids to become more grateful!
1. Give your kids surprises
Surprise your kids with their favorite meal or a tub of their favorite ice cream! Giving them surprises every so often makes them feel that they are appreciated and loved. In turn, they'll also learn to reciprocate that love towards you and everyone else around them.
Giving them little gifts and suprises when they least expect it really does make them feel more positive and much more grateful about the world.
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