One of the biggest obstacles we face as busy moms, dads and families when we try to teach our children to be more grateful (or to remember to be ourselves) is simply remembering to remember!

We’re busier than ever before. Our kids are busier than ever before. While we know how important and life changing gratitude is for our happiness and for our children’s, actually remembering to be grateful is often easier said than done.

So this week we’re going to overcome this obstacle by making Gratitude Reminder Cards.

Gratitude Reminder Cards are super simple, easy to make and a fun project for the whole family and they’re going to help you and your kids remember to be grateful this week!

So, watch the video and follow the simple step-by-step directions and make your Gratitude Reminder Cards today:

Super Simple Directions

Step 1  Get Ready

Gather your supplies: Paper, markers, crayons and any other art supplies you / your kids want to use to decorate your Gratitude Reminder Cards 

Step 2  Get Set

Put all of your supplies on the table and gather the troops – your kids!

Step 3  Go!

Write on the pieces of paper things like: “Remember to be Grateful”; “There are so many things to be grateful for!”; “Be Grateful” or anything else you want to write to remind you to feel gratitude and show your gratitude to others

Step 4

Put them up all around the house and use them to remember to remember to be grateful!

Step 5

Whenever you or your children look at one of the Gratitude Reminder Cards, stop and take a few seconds to really feel grateful for something or someone or just generally. It’s even better if you say it out loud, especially to model for your children. Also, use the cards to remind you to show your gratitude to others, like your children if they’re standing next to you (watch the video for more tips!).

That’s it, super simple, right?! But remember that knowing it, and doing it, are two very different things. So, if you want the benefit of this tip, and you want your children to benefit from it as well, you have to actually do it!

I hope this tip has served you and now it’s your turn. While remembering to remember to be grateful is one obstacle to teaching your kids to be grateful, there are others as well. In the comments below I would love to know:

What is the biggest obstacle or challenge you’ve faced when trying to teaching your children to be grateful, or to be more grateful yourself?

Thanks so much for being here, for being a mom or dad, and for everything you do each and every day to be the best one you can be; and here’s to all of us, creating a better world one child, and one family at a time, starting with our own.

Thanks for watching and I’ll see you next time!

Cheri

 

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