Thursday, January 11, 2007

teaching how to be thankful

Since everyone was so helpful with the breakfast tips I thought I would put another question out there. Anyone have any idea how to teach kids how to be thankful for what they have. Now I know being a mother is mostly a thankless job but I have recently noticed a huge lack of being grateful in my household. I wouldn't say my babies are spoiled but I feel like I have done a poor job in teaching them to be happy with what they have. I don't think they are too young to understand I just think I need a new approach. I have been making a real effort to be a good example of being thankful and positive but so far no change. How do I show them that a lot of kids don't get everything they want, and a lot of kids aren't involved in every sport/activity they show any interest in. I know it seems like I expect a lot from them but they have proved in the past that they understand these kinds of concepts. Any ideas??

3 comments:

Carolee said...

According to all the experts, the very best teaching tool is example. They may not show it now (or even until they're, say, 25 :)...) but they are watching every single thing you do and say so - keep it up! It'll happen!!

PS: Maybe choosing a few of their toys on a regular basis to give to kids who don't have any might speed up the process...

Jennifer said...

Good thought I will keep that in mind

Andie said...

Carolee is right! Great comment!

Nice new van by the way!