How To Get More Grateful Children Today With Take Action Gratitude Challenge #8
Taking grateful action is one of the best ways for children, and especially teens and tweens, to start actually feeling more grateful themselves.
So if you want more grateful children this week then do Take Action Gratitude Challenge #8.
It’s simple and fun and you and your kids can do it no matter how busy you are or your family is.
Take action gratitude challenges will help you and your children feel more grateful and inspire and motivate you to show your gratitude to others.
They’re also great ways to connect as families, something super important in the fast paced world we all live in.
Enjoy it & have fun!
Hi, Cheri Fogarty here, author of How To Get Happier & More Grateful Children in just 21 days, and founder of The Habit Gratitude Blueprint™ For Busy Moms & Families where we show you how to get happier and more grateful children, in a step-by-step way that works in the real world we live in.
Today I have another Take Action Challenge for you and for your family and it’s one that’s really going to jumpstart feelings of gratitude for your children, because remember taking action is one of the best ways to start having your children feel more grateful, so this week I’m going to have you and your children give out or hand out three thank you cards.
So first you’re going to make them. I want you and your kids to get as creative as you want. Remember, you have to do it to. You have to practice what you preach if you want your children to practice what you preach.
Take a piece of printer paper or a notecard, it doesn’t have to be fancy. Then decorate it, draw pictures, put a picture of you and the person you’re thanking there and write a quick little thank you note.
“Thank you so much for…..” being a great grandpa, reading me stories, etc.
Have your kids really think about it and why they’re grateful for that person.
Next, either read the thank you note to the person or mail them to the person.
Now there are technology twists for teens and tweens, because they love their technology. They could write a text or an email or do a social thank you on Facebook or Instagram or whatever they’re on these days, maybe Twitter.
But it’s always better if possible to hand write it because just taking the time to handwrite a note – which is creative and fun and tactile and let’s your kids think through what they’re saying and it’s visual – really means a lot to the person receiving it because in this super fast, instant gratification world, the fact that somebody took the time to write a handwritten note (and it doesn’t have to be long!) is a huge deal, especially if you’re sending it to people of our generation or older like grandparents.
It means a lot and it makes a difference.
So I encourage you to do that if possible, but we want our kids to do it so whatever works for your family and your children is better than nothing. Doing it is always better than not doing it in this case so make sure to do it this week!
So that’s it! In the comments below please let me know what you think of this tip and also be sure to come back, with your children’s permission, and post pictures of their thank you notes in the Facebook group (or on Pinterest) so we can all see the creative thank you notes that your kids come up with and that you come up with and then of course any comments or questions leave below.
As always, if you want even more tips, tools, ideas and strategies for how to get happier and more grateful children, and be happier and more grateful yourself; if you want to know step-by-step how to actually do it in the real world we live in with all of the busyness and craziness going on be sure to head over to CheriFogarty.com after the episode because we have all sorts of simple and fun tips, tools, ideas and strategies as well as programs to help you that; to help you once and for all create the habit of gratitude in your home.
Thank you so much for being here and until next time remember, we can have happier and more grateful children. We can be happier and more grateful ourselves and we can, and we are, changing the world one child and one family at a time.
Thanks so much for being here and I’ll see you next time.
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Remember, common sense isn’t common practice. Learning something isn’t the same as doing something.
Knowing you need to teach your children to be more grateful, and actually teaching them to be more grateful, and two very different things, especially in the world we live in!
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