As we gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we would do well to think about how to make each day one of thanksgiving. In the midst of our busy lives – and especially in a culture that often leads our kids to say, “Give me, give me!” – how can we instill in our children a spirit of gratitude for all things, large and small?
1) Set an example of thankfulness
2) Establish a daily “thanksgiving ritual”
3) Avoid over-indulging your children
4) Engage your children in contributing, in the family and beyond