Teaching our kids to say “thank you” is important, but truly instilling a sense of gratitude is a mindset and a lifestyle. I find I tend to take things for granted and don’t regularly make gratitude a part of my daily life. It often takes a tragedy to knock me back on track, like losing a loved one, or what happened to 4 Kids’ Sake on Thanksgiving Day. Our favorite consignment store for kids lost everything in a fire and didn’t have fire insurance. We don’t yet know what the future holds for the shop, but the Napa family who owns the business could use some help during this difficult time. I want to bring my child up feeling grateful instead of entitled, and I realize that doesn’t happen by itself. I certainly don’t have all the answers but I’ve compiled a few resources to help my family and hopefully yours.

Raising Grateful Kids

Teaching Kids to be Grateful

Teaching Children to be Grateful  

10 Ways to Raise a Grateful Kid 

11 Tips for Instilling True Gratitude in Your Kids 

12 Tips for Teaching Children Gratitude 

13 Children’s Books That Encourage Kindness Towards Others