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Thankfulness: Expect it…Model it
It’s that time of year when many families and friends join together, give thanks for what they’ve been blessed with and exchange gifts.
Have your kids learned to demonstrate sincere thankfulness for the gifts they are given?
I have to be honest. At times I fall into the same trap. I begin to focus on what I don’t have instead of being thankful for what I’ve been given.
Perhaps I’m writing to remind myself to model more thankfulness. Maybe I’m doing so to remind myself to expect thankfulness from my kids.
During this time of giving and receiving, consider joining me as I commit to the following:
  • Being thankful for what I have.
  • Showing excitement and thankfulness when I receive gifts…even if one of them is a really ugly tie.
  • Expecting my kids to do the same.
  • Expecting my kids to send nicely-done “Thank You!” notes to those who give them gifts.
      (Younger kids can draw a picture of how happy they were when they received the gift. Grandparents really love this!)
  • Hold my kids accountable when they don’t express thankfulness.
When I was five or six, my elderly great aunt gave me a puzzle. I finished it as she observed: It was a picture of a princess in a pink gown. She was so excited. I was downright snotty. I can’t remember exactly what my parents did about this…but it involved doing lots of nice things to make restitution for the insult. Her house must have been pretty clean by January!
For more tips for raising appreciative kids, check out From Innocence to Entitlement. During the month of December take advantage of our Magic of the Season Sale and purchase quality Love and Logic items at a 25% - 50% discount.

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