Well, sure, you do not want to stand on ceremony in your own home: but it is a mistake to dispense with courtesy. Because that small and basic back-and-forth act of saying thank you for snipping some chives for the baked potatoes, for being so much fun to spend time with, for getting drinks for our guests has ramifications that are huge and complex. Gratitude is defined as a life orientation. It has been found that grateful kids are happier and more satisfied with their life. They do better in school and are less materialistic and less inclined to be depressed. One of our goals is to have a nice, peaceful, cohesive home that is filled with harmony. Feeling grateful and expressing it is crucial. Thank you for sharing. Thank you for playing with me. Thank you for coming to the basement with me when I was scared. So often, parents miss the boat on thanking their kids and I should also add, their spouse. If they do something nice and you thank them, it shows that you respect them, you acknowledge how they are benefiting your life. Being appreciated, that is one of the greatest feelings.

Besides, kids (not to mention adults) who are in the habit of expressing gratitude are simply more fun to spend time with. When a recent camping trip got rained out, there was some doom and gloom in the room. But the kids also saw the silver lining. At least we got to have a fire in our fire pit at home. Sure, there is room for occasional griping, but we were simply happier when we are inclined to look on the bright side of things. Check our this wonderful children’s book on love and harmony. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Share this post with your family and friends. Remember to always praise your child.



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