How to Teach Your Children Gratitude

 

SAYING THANK YOU IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF PROPER MANNERS YOU SHOULD TEACH YOUR CHILDREN. WHILE YOU MAY TEACH YOUR CHILDREN THE IMPORTANCE OF THANK-YOU AFTER EVERY GIFT NO MATTER WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN GIFTED TO THEM, YOU ARE EXPECTED TO ALSO EXPLAIN TO THEM HOW TO SAY, THANK-YOU PROPERLY.


How should you prepare your children for this crucial social courtesy?


To begin to teach your children gratitude, you’d have to adopt the behaviour, and model it for them.


Most children don’t understand the definition of thank-you.


Do you as a parent know?


I’d explain it to you. Thank you doesn’t mean I love that you shower me with gifts, thank you means I notice the kindness you showed to me. So, when your children are truly grateful, they shouldn’t just say, “Thanks for the gift, Aunt Moji.” They should say what they are thankful for about the gift. And when you explain this to children, children are very in tune with loving and appreciating others.


Example of a good thank you message for your children:


Dear Aunt Moji,

What a nice bicycle! I had fun running around with it with my friends after school. It is kind of you to give me such a refined gift. Thank you so much.

Love,

Tola Benson.


Just like it’s hard to forget a story from a workshop, children are attuned to role-play. 


So, buy gifts, wrap them for your children, and have fun role-playing with them, gift-giving and receiving for all sort of situation.


There are great tips available to teach your children to be grateful in chapter 10 of my book For Mums: Golden Guidelines for Raising Excellent Kids.


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