With everything going on in the world right now, Thanksgiving can’t come soon enough. It’s a chance to spend time with our loved ones and give thanks and gratitude for the blessings in our life. As adults, we’ve (mostly) learned to appreciate the amazing things we have, but do your kids know how lucky they are? What’s my definition of gratitude? Gratitude is looking at what you have and taking the time to quiet the “I want” voice so you can appreciate what is in your life.
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to start the conversation about what your children are grateful for. Let them express their thanks for the people and things that they love. Here are my tips for age-appropriate gratitude exercises. I even put together a guide for kids of all ages that you can download with the links below.
Thanksgiving is also a great time to show off those table manners you have been working on. (If you haven’t, don’t worry, there is still time to ). Making sure that kids know the basics – put their cell phones away (and off) during dinner, asking instead of reaching, saying please and thank you.
Most of all, my family and I wish you and yours a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving!