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Parent Today: Gratitude takes time to nurture

Parent Today logoJust in time for Thanksgiving, a new story from Parent Today explores the benefits of gratitude and how to nurture thankfulness in our youngsters. Here’s an excerpt:

“According to researchers at The Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, ‘Evidence from our own research suggests that grateful young adolescents (ages 11-13), compared to their less grateful counterparts, are happier and more optimistic, have better social support, are more satisfied with their school, family, community, friends, and themselves, and give more emotional support to others. We've also found that grateful teens (ages 14-19) are more satisfied with their lives, use their strengths to better their community, are more engaged in their schoolwork and hobbies, have higher grades, and are less envious, depressed, and materialistic.’

Photo of cornucopia“As parents, we understand the importance of teaching gratitude. We train our children to say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ from toddlerhood, but true thankfulness and kindness take time to nurture.

With Thanksgiving around the corner, our children tend to hear more about gratitude in school. Some schools introduce gratitude projects, such as providing students with gratitude journals or assigning ‘what I am thankful for’ essays in class. Others hold food drives to help those less fortunate.

We can reinforce these lessons on gratitude not only in November but all year long.”

Read the whole story on the Parent Today website.

Not a Parent Today subscriber? Why not? It's an e-newsletter available free to Marcellus families. Go to www.parenttoday.org to sign up. The district's 5-digit ID is 13108. 

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