Our kids do many thoughtful deeds throughout the day, but we often overlook them.Well, don't! Hearing you verbalize gratitude is one of the easiest ways to boost kids' grateful hearts as well as walk and talk gratitude. Just be sure to tell your kids what they did that you appreciate. Not only will they be more likely to repeat their kind action, but they will copy your example and send "appreciation messages" to others deserving their thanks.
"Kevin, thanks for remembering to take out the trash. I appreciate your helpfulness." "Thanks for giving me a moment by myself,Yulrika. I had a really hard day at work, and I appreciate your thought-fulness."
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Although nobody gets a parenting manual or bible in the delivery room, it is our duty as parents to try to make our kids as well rounded, happy and confident as possible. It is a lot easier to bring up great kids than it is to try and fix problems caused by bad parenting, when our kids have become adults. Our children are all individuals - they are not our property but people in their own right.