Do you wish you child was more grateful? Does she have all she could ever need – and more – yet still lack gratitude and appreciation?
Here’s something crazy – children do not inherently feel gratitude. What?!
Given how well you provide for them you’d think you could expect a little appreciation over their food, clothing, warm bed, loving attention, toys, etc. However, children don’t express appreciation naturally because they’re wired for survival.
Even though you allow them to biologically thrive with your amazing care, the only way they’re going to recognize the gift in it all is through explicit teaching of gratitude.
Discover 5 easy ways to teach your child gratitude using Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages. Watch now.
Gratitude extends way beyond learning to say “thank you.”
It’s a mindfulness practice that allows you to better show your love, and feel loved in return.
I’m curious, do you know the love languages for your family members? If not, discover them here and share in the comments below how you you teach gratitude at home.
As always, thanks so much for watching and exploring new ways to connect with your children so you enjoy spending time together. What you do matters and I’m SO grateful you carved out some time to be with me today.