CRAFT A GRATITUDE GARDEN

Today we all worry about raising an entitled kid. Researchers have found that practicing gratitude can help guard against this. Creating a gratitude garden together can remind your family of all they have to appreciate. In this craft project, each flower petal gets a phrase about what your child is grateful for. Our blogger shares other fun, creative ways to share gratitude with your family.
Talk to your child:
•    Can you name 5 things you’re grateful for, as quickly as you can?
•    Why is it important to consider what we’re grateful for?
Book to share: Too Much Noise by Ann McGovern. Ages 4 and up. Gratitude versus “I want more” is just a matter of perspective, as this exceptionally simple story makes clear. When the man searching for silence is told to bring home barnyard animals, even the youngest child can see the folly in his quest.