1. Feed Your Kiddo "Emotional Snacks"
The best way to help your child form a gratitude habit is to form one yourself, as well. Carrie Contey, PhD., a parenting and family-life expert and co-founder of the Slow Family Living movement, recommends recognizing and articulating, five things you appreciate about your little one each morning. For example, upon waking up say, "Ooh, I'm so grateful I get to see you this morning!" Then, while eating breakfast, tell your child, "What fun it is to share a meal with you." As you say goodbye in the morning, say, "Thank you for a beautiful morning, and thank you for being in my life."
These "emotional snacks," as Contey dubs them, will help keepRead More »from 3 Gratitude Practices for Preschoolers and Tots This Thanksgiving