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Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

Once a couple takes a step towards raising a family- above all, they wish to raise good children who grow up to be good people. At times parents end up questioning themselves on whether they are doing justice on their child’s upbringing.

More and more parents today are inculcating a habit of maintaining a gratitude journal within their kids so that it shapes up their attitudes and characters positively.



Initially, it’s always a struggle to see if this would work or is this a lost cause but with persistent effort- results always speak for themselves. It’s not easy to make kids appreciate small aspects of their lives which are amazing but instilling a habit of being grateful in children can groom them into becoming happier and satisfied adults who lead fulfilling lives.

• There’s always something to feel blessed about!

For starters, parents can ask their children to come up with a different reason each day to explain why are they lucky? It will amaze you on how they can never run out of things to be thankful for. Using a gratitude directory as means to note things we should be thankful for, leads to a more engaging, involved and deep experience between a parent and a child. It embeds kindness, thoughtfulness and resilience as a part of the kid’s nature.
Blessings - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

• On making today count

To build skills like determination and empowerment, parents can encourage children to write their thoughts on ‘what can you do to make today great?’ Such questions inspire children to think, plan and execute efforts on how they will make today count!



Today Count - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

• Mistakes and failures teach us the best lessons

To help our children evolve with a growing mindset it is essential that they are able to see their mistakes as important learning lessons and opportunities for future rather than obstacles. So we can never undermine the significance of including a section in the journal dedicated to reflecting on mistakes positively.
Mistakes and failures teach us the best lessons - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

• Consistency drives change

As parents, we must exercise patience because results won’t show overnight but with consistent effort in building this habit, you will soon realize that the prospects are promising. Invest time with your child and have a meaningful conversation with them while they are updating their journal. Talk about improving life, attitude and mindset so that positive thoughts get embedded in their personalities.

Consistency is Key - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

Life today can be overwhelming and daunting for children, they may struggle to appreciate nuances (which are amazing, little things that make a big difference but may simply go unnoticed!). Many a times, it may seem that they become too focused on ‘wants’ and should they not have things their way- it hinders with their ability to cope up with listening to ‘No’ for an answer. In the long run, it may impact their flexibility on coping with failures and rejection.



So we must encourage children to maintain a gratitude journal and be a part of this learning experience with them. Studies have shown that grateful children not only have fewer health problems, better grade achievements, fulfilling relationships but overall, they are more satisfied in life.

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Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

Once a couple takes a step towards raising a family- above all, they wish to raise good children who grow up to be good people. At times parents end up questioning themselves on whether they are doing justice on their child’s upbringing.

More and more parents today are inculcating a habit of maintaining a gratitude journal within their kids so that it shapes up their attitudes and characters positively.



Initially, it’s always a struggle to see if this would work or is this a lost cause but with persistent effort- results always speak for themselves. It’s not easy to make kids appreciate small aspects of their lives which are amazing but instilling a habit of being grateful in children can groom them into becoming happier and satisfied adults who lead fulfilling lives.

• There’s always something to feel blessed about!

For starters, parents can ask their children to come up with a different reason each day to explain why are they lucky? It will amaze you on how they can never run out of things to be thankful for. Using a gratitude directory as means to note things we should be thankful for, leads to a more engaging, involved and deep experience between a parent and a child. It embeds kindness, thoughtfulness and resilience as a part of the kid’s nature.
Blessings - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

• On making today count

To build skills like determination and empowerment, parents can encourage children to write their thoughts on ‘what can you do to make today great?’ Such questions inspire children to think, plan and execute efforts on how they will make today count!



Today Count - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

• Mistakes and failures teach us the best lessons

To help our children evolve with a growing mindset it is essential that they are able to see their mistakes as important learning lessons and opportunities for future rather than obstacles. So we can never undermine the significance of including a section in the journal dedicated to reflecting on mistakes positively.
Mistakes and failures teach us the best lessons - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

• Consistency drives change

As parents, we must exercise patience because results won’t show overnight but with consistent effort in building this habit, you will soon realize that the prospects are promising. Invest time with your child and have a meaningful conversation with them while they are updating their journal. Talk about improving life, attitude and mindset so that positive thoughts get embedded in their personalities.

Consistency is Key - Raising Grateful and Happy Kids

Life today can be overwhelming and daunting for children, they may struggle to appreciate nuances (which are amazing, little things that make a big difference but may simply go unnoticed!). Many a times, it may seem that they become too focused on ‘wants’ and should they not have things their way- it hinders with their ability to cope up with listening to ‘No’ for an answer. In the long run, it may impact their flexibility on coping with failures and rejection.



So we must encourage children to maintain a gratitude journal and be a part of this learning experience with them. Studies have shown that grateful children not only have fewer health problems, better grade achievements, fulfilling relationships but overall, they are more satisfied in life.

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