30 Days of Gratitude Challenge: Week 3

Week 1: Self-Gratitude

Week 2: Gratitude for my Spouse/Significant Other

Week 3: Gratitude for my children/family

Week 4: Gratitude for others

gratitude quote  ThanksgivingWeek 3: Daily Gratitude (Children/Family)

One thing I didn’t hear a lot of growing up from my parents was “thank you”. While I know now they have always been grateful for me, I didn’t know it as a kid. So as much as possible, I try to express gratitude regularly to my little ones. And as I continue to do that, my goal is to also express it more regularly to my immediate and extended families. The fact of the matter is that we’re not promised tomorrow. And I want my loved ones to always know that I love them and appreciate them.

Day 14: Write a small note of thanks and put it in your child’s lunchbox. As an added bonus, include their favorite snack as a surprise.

Day 15: Share with your child(ren) one thing they did today that you are grateful for. If you have multiple children, ask them to do the same for each other.

Day 16: Schedule time in the day to be 100% present. Turn off cell phones, tablets and computers. Tell them you’re dedicating this time to them and ask them how they would like to spend it.

Day 17: Go old school. If you don’t already, get some oldschool board games and make it a habit to play them. If not, good old hopscotch, jump rope, red light/green light or freeze tag will work.

Click here to check out the rest of the week: Week 3 Gratitude for Children & Family

Be sure to check back for the last week of this Gratitude Challenge.

BMWK, What ways do you show gratitude to your children and family?

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2 Comments

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    Lynne Huysamen
    December 31, 2018 at 2:54 AM

    Christine thank you for these gratitude ideas for my kids. I stumbled across this post while looking for ways to teach my own children to be grateful and you have really hit home here – it starts with me and I need to show my children how much I love and appreciate them and how grateful I am to have them. I do love them and I do appreciate them but perhaps I have not been making gratitude for them a focus point. The best way to teach our kids is through doing those things ourselves!

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      Christine St.Vil
      January 1, 2019 at 1:01 PM

      Hi Lynne! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing. You are so right, and sometimes it’s hard to be intentional about it. So exposing them to opportunities where they get to serve and help others less fortunate is definitely something that has helped our children.

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