When your kid walks in the room, does your face light up?
Toni Morrison

Grateful Parenting

Grateful Parenting

Jul 1, 2018-- A parent who lives gratefully will role model gratefulness and infuse the home with grateful practices. Beyond this, grateful parenting also suggests being grateful for one's particular child, being aware and appreciative of the gifts and qualities that child has. It suggests respecting one's child as a person, and all that ensues from such an open positive attitude. Gratitude for your child, including calling to mind all the reasons you like your child, can temper your parenting with gentleness and meaning and build a more trusting, accepting home for you both. (12510 reads)

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Take ActionWhat do you like about your children or others in your life? Keeping those qualities in your mind in interactions, infuses your time together with gratitude for the unique gifts they bring to you and to the world. For a lovely insight, watch Toni Morrison discuss how important it is for children to see your delight rather than criticism when they walk in the door. [more]

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