Raising children who are grateful for what they have, and teaching them to not always ask for more, isn’t easy. It is important, however. Grateful children have been shown to be more content later in life, so it is an investment in their long-term happiness. If you are struggling to instill a sense of gratitude in your children, take heart that you are not alone. And be prepared for some struggles. Teaching children to be gracious and thankful takes time, effort and a healthy dose of patience on your part.

Eight Tips to More Grateful Kids


As the holidays approach, there’s no better time to shift our children’s focus toward an attitude of gratitude.


How to Raise Grateful Children in an Entitled World


While “me-me-me” kids are hard enough to deal with now, imagine when they grow up to become demanding, high-maintenance adults that aren’t equipped to handle life when things don’t go their way.


Gratitude for Kids: Why It’s Important and How to Encourage It


Studies show that gratitude for kids can be a very powerful tool, with lots of benefits to mental and physical health.