Thursday, June 20, 2013
5 Tips to Teach Your Children to Be Grateful
When it comes to the holidays and the children, there's no greater gift than good manners. And there's no time like the present to teach your children to be grateful for anything... and everything.While it's nice that they appreciate toys, clothes and all the other offerings they may receive at Christmas, Hannukah, birthdays or other special occasions, it's also important they realize how fortunate they are in general. There are ways to teach your children to be graceful. First and foremost, lead by example. Always say "thank you" and express gratitude. Parents are their children's role models - so make your words count. Consider using role-playing techniques. Act out a scene where your child is giving you something and show your child the proper way to respond. Then give your child the opportunity to respond and show you how it's done.