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The Zen of Practicing Gratitude with Your Children
Gratitude. Maybe you refer to it as a virtue, a skill, or character strength. Regardless of what you call it, gratitude is one of the most important values we can teach our children.
More and more research is showing that children, adolescents, and adults who regularly practice gratitude are healthier and happier than those who do not.
As a mother, I want my children to be healthy and happy. However, I also want them to know that there is a greater purpose to life than just being happy. Life is not just about me, or you, or us.
Your life is meaningful and has purpose. Cultivating a daily practice of gratitude can help our children, and us, feel part of something bigger than ourselves.
There are several ways to develop gratitude in our children.
Journaling is a concrete, routine, and trackable approach to build this habit.
This is partly (1/3) why I created this Gratitude Journal for Kids. My daughter was a significant motivating factor (2/3) and my desire to give back (3/3) was another.
What is this Gratitude Journal for Kids?
Gratitude Journal for Kids: Teaching Your Child to Reflect and Appreciate Life One Day At A Time is a beautifully designed journal that aims to teach children how to cultivate the powerful virtue of gratitude. Practicing gratitude on a daily basis has the power to lift spirits, dampen stress, and create happiness. Using this journal can help your child develop an attitude of gratitude by assisting him or her to intentionally notice the wonderful gifts in life.
What’s inside this journal?
Inside this gratitude journal you’ll find:
- Writing lines suitable for children in preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary grades
- Four rotating writing prompts to engage but are consistent to keep children accustomed to the daily writing routine
- A call for children to express gratitude with kind deeds
- Suggestions for age-appropriate kind actions and deeds
- A list of the author’s favorite children’s books on gratitude
Here’s a quick peek inside:
Why use this journal with your children?
Practicing gratitude on a daily basis has the power to lift spirits, dampen stress, and create happiness. Using this journal can help your child cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Encouraging your child to reflect and journal on a daily basis will assist in promoting a family culture of gratitude and —in turn—happiness!
What is Unique about this Gratitude Journal?
A portion of the proceeds from this gratitude journal will be donated to various charities that support children. Please check back here to learn more about the charitable contributions.
Gratitude Journal for Kids: Teaching Your Child to Reflect and Appreciate Life One Day at a Time is a available for purchase on Amazon.
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