Make a gratitude jar for your kids
According to a number of studies, having gratitude for the positive things in one’s life can make you a happier person. I mean, it makes sense, right? But how often do you go out of your way to mentally note or say out loud what you are grateful for in your life? How often do you talk to your kids about it? It’s something that we all mean to do but life is busy and it’s easy to forget to do this regularly. A cute way to remind your family to practice gratitude is to start a family gratitude jar.
Place a jar in a central location in your house with some scrap pieces of paper and a pen next to it. When you or your children think of something they are grateful for, have them write it on a piece of paper and put it in the jar. Every once and a while, empty the jar and read all of your thankful thoughts together as a family.