7 Inspiring Ways to Teach Your Child True Thankfulness

As Thanksgiving is a high season for gratitude, it’s an ideal time to talk to your children about remembering their blessings.

Use the following 7 simple yet inspiring ways to teach your child to develop habits of genuine thankfulness:

Teach your child about True Thankfulness
  1. Model Gratitude. One of the most basic ways to teach children about thankfulness is to demonstrate it yourself. Express your gratitude through both written and spoken words, as well as small acts of kindness.

  2. Buy Food to Donate to a Homeless Shelter. As you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner with your family, encourage your child to pick out one or two canned goods that they can donate to a local food drive, or food bank.

  3. Donate Old Toys. Have your child sort through their current toy collections, and look for items they no longer use that they can donate to the Salvation Army or Goodwill.

  4. Volunteer Together. While it is great to donate personal items or money, donating your time is another great way to share your gifts. Look for local opportunities to volunteer as a family around the holidays.

  5. Give Back to Your Community. There are so many ways that children can give back to those around them right in their own neighborhood. For example, maybe your elderly next door neighbor needs someone to rake her leaves.

  6. Write Notes to Family and Friends. Sometimes the most touching gift that you can receive is a note from a loved one for no specific reason.

  7. Talk About the Blessings in Your Own Lives. When we count our blessings, we often focus on the bigger things in life, such as a new job or a healthy family. Make a point of noting smaller blessings such as the beautiful weather or having an unexpected chance to catch up with an old friend.

About Pacific Preschool & Kindergarten

Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten is one-of-a-kind preschool and child care center in San Marcos, California. Their goal is to provide an early childhood education program to little children so that it satisfies their physical, socio-emotional and child development needs in a progressive way. Lynda Way, the owner of Pacific PreSchool & Kindergarten, makes use of her 40 years of professional knowledge in childhood development and truly loves what she does.

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