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To Do: Teach Thankfulness 

Thanksgiving always brings about a time of reflection – what are the blessings in life for which we should be thankful? Family, friends, food, shelter…those are the easy ones, but what about the small things in life that we take for granted? In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is easy to overlook those small things and instead get caught up in the things that make life stressful and frustrating. In fact, ignoring feelings of gratitude may make life feel more stressful (studies have actually proven this)!

How do we go about teaching gratitude and thankfulness to our children? As with anything, start by being a positive role model and practice what you preach. Take a moment every day to say a quiet “thank you” for the things that have happened that day. Challenge your children to do the same….every night (not just at the Thanksgiving dinner table), make it a habit of discussing the events of the day that made everyone feel thankful. Start at a young age and make it a daily habit. In my house, we play the “glad game” routinely, inspired by Pollyanna. It’s a little bit cheesy, but it allows you to acknowledge the things that make you “glad” in all sorts of situations (even in the bad ones) – and it’s fun for kids to turn it into a game! Practicing gratitude on a daily basis will, in turn, help children to appreciate what other people do for them and thus instill more empathy and consideration towards others. Here are a few of my other favorite ways to celebrate being thankful:

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