Gratitude - This is a good time of year to help your children learn gratitude. Consider having your children collect food for a charity, or buy some coats from the thrift store (or warm clothes that are too small for your children) and donate them to the local shelter. Have them say one thing each day they are grateful for. This can help shift their mood. Let your children know how grateful you are to have them in your life. Remember to thank your children when you see them doing something positive or helpful. "Thank you, putting your dish in the sink is helpful to me, I appreciate it." can make a world of difference in your child's self esteem.

By Support Last updated: 15 November 2013, 15:58