How to Teach Kids to be More Thankful and Show Gratitude

by Crystal Carder
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November is the time of the year when I really start to reflect on all the blessings I have been bestowed. I have so much to be thankful for. I have a great family, kids, health, and a roof over my head, but sometimes I take that stuff for granted. It’s easy to get caught up into today’s world. That’s why I make sure, as a mother, I do my best to make sure my kids understand how thankful they should be.

Teaching Kids to be Thankful

How to Teach Kids to be More Thankful and Show Gratitude

Whenever you are teaching your children how to be more thankful, it is important thankfulness is always starting at home first. When kids see their parents being thankful, they will try to mimic that behavior and become more thankful themselves.  These simple tips will help teach your children to be more thankful and allow you and your family to focus on the most important things in life.

Volunteer at a Homeless Shelter

During the holiday season, homeless shelters are often overlooked and overbooked. That’s why it is important that people volunteer their time at homeless shelters. By volunteering as a family, kids can do a simple task like; cooking dinner, cleaning and serving meals. Whenever kids volunteer at places like homeless shelters, they realize how much they have to be thankful for in their own lives.

Pay it Forward

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Sometimes teaching children to be more thankful is as simple as showing your child the blessing of paying it forward for someone else. Paying it forward can be something as little as paying for the car behind you’s coffee or picking up someone else’s tab in a restaurant. Whenever you and your child are paying it forward, try to remain anonymous and always be sure to watch the person’s reaction to your small kind gesture.

Help Someone in Need

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Whenever you’re so used to having everything you need, it’s often easy to forget that there are so many people out there who are in need. Let the kids realize how fortunate they are by having them help an elderly neighbor mow her lawn, or shovel someone’s driveway after a big snowstorm in the winter. Whenever you teach kids to care about others, kids learn to be more thankful for the small things they can do.

Start a New Thanksgiving Tradition

Turkey on the Table® is a new holiday tradition that is great for teaching children to be more thankful. With Turkey on the Table®, families and kids can gather around the table and write down one thing they are thankful for every day  – up until Thanksgiving.

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By the time it is Thanksgiving, your Turkey will be full of thankful feathers and your family will be full of gratitude. Turkey on the Table® is not only a great Thanksgiving tradition but a great tradition you can do any time of the year!

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Turkey on the Table® even lets families give back because every time you purchase Turkey on the Table® kit. With every purchase, the company donates 10 meals to the organization, Feed America.

To learn more about this great new family tradition visit Turkey on the Table’s website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. You can also read my review about Turkey on the Table® by clicking HERE.

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