In a recent Thanksgiving post, I mentioned that I’ve always loved the breakdown of the word, “thanks” and “giving.” So this was the perfect time to stumble upon this book, and I wanted to share some of its tips for teaching gratitude to kids. The book, the newest member of our MomTastic Bookshelf, encourages kids to listen to their intuition, which is such a powerful lesson. The author, Kathy Walsh, along with her company, joyohboy, teaches parents to raise peaceful kids, which is such an important charge in our society today. We can definitely mold the headlines of the future by teaching kids today (and every day) how to value peace.
In her book, Gratitude is a Funny Thing, Walsh suggests…
- Help your child author a “gratitude journal” where they can decorate & write about what they’re grateful for.
- Write old-fashioned thank-you notes to teachers & friends. Editor’s Note: Love this idea, and think it’s cute that thank-you notes are considered old-fashioned. Who doesn’t love a handwritten note?
- Get into the habit of gratitude every day.
How do you think we can teach kids more about gratitude?