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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Teaching kids gratitude

Jekyll or Hyde?   (Public Domain)
If you’re wondering whether your kids are grateful, look in the mirror.  If you like what you see, chances are they will too. 

Assistant Professor of Psychology Giacomo Bono states that “parents need to set a good example by talking about the people and things they appreciate.”  Teaching children to “build strong relationships with positive people” will also help.

Gratitude can serve as an antidote to rampant commercialism.  Rather than spending money at the nearest mall, spend time around the nearest table.  Foster a sense of family history so that kids will realize they are standing on the shoulders of giants.


Copyright November 26, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke   All Rights Reserved

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