Have you heard of “The Attitude of Gratitude”? Since the holidays are quickly approaching, let’s think about it! 

Many children in this day and age are growing up with an “entitled” attitude. They may feel that they deserve everything they want without REALLY deserving it.  Children need to learn appreciation and gratitude. Giving them occasional surprises for a job well done instead of having them expect a reward for good behavior makes them appreciate it more. 

For the upcoming holidays, what if you and your children do some volunteer work? Maybe spend time with people that are less fortunate.  Participating in food collections, coat collections or other community charity programs will make them feel great! 

Teach your children the meaning of “The Gift of Time”.  Spend time with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends that you  don’t see often.  Gifts for your children can be a family outing instead of a present to unwrap.  Gift them dance lessons, sports team memberships, museum memberships or any activities that can be done as a family.        

Gifting your child life experiences makes for wonderful memories in the future! 

Time spent together is “Time Well Spent”