Gratitude and Appreciation for Parents

Connection and love, Tips & Tools

With Thanksgiving almost upon us it is the season for gratitude. Gratitude is a difficult concept to teach, particularly with toddlers and preschoolers, who by the nature of their development are self-centered. However, as parents, we still need to start here. Grateful children are able to look outside their own universe and understand that others do things for them – prepare food, buy clothes, provide hugs. If we start in the toddler years, we will be growing children who, in the future, will be happier and more optimistic. If you’ve missed the toddler years, you can work ‘gratitude’ into your …

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