Grateful hearts are created not from centering on personal needs but centering on others. Help your child focus on what others appreciate. It's an easy but powerful way of boosting his understanding of gratitude, as well as helping him recognize simple ways to make others happy. Here's an example:
Parent: Uncle Ken has been with us for two days.What have you noticed that he appreciates? Child: He was really happy when I talked with him yesterday. Parent: You're right! I bet he'd really be grateful if you did that again today.Why not do it again to make him happy?
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