The Mommy Files: Getting Kids to Show Gratitude

March 9, 2021

As our older daughter heads into her teenage years, we’re seeing an increase in what I like to call the “I want it now” attitude. And then, to make maters worse, when she gets what she does want, albeit not on her schedule, she’s almost irritated that we’ve finally given it to her. This does [...]

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Teaching Character: Gratitude

February 21, 2021

Gratitude is the new attitude! This one’s easy: say thank you. OK, it’s not that easy; just saying please and thank you isn’t going to magically teach your child to be grateful. But it will go a long way in showing what gratitude looks and sounds like. Children have an innate awareness of the ‘good [...]

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