Gratitude is a virtue that has received a LOT of attention from researchers in the past decade or thereabouts. It seems as though the most sure-fire way for many people to become happier is to be grateful. And because gratitude is such a simple concept for most people to understand (and because most people are fairly grateful anyway), it is a simple principle to practice in family life to improve everyone’s wellbeing, and make our families happier.
How can gratitude make your family happier? In this episode I suggest that parents:
- Model grateful behaviour
- Have conversations about grateful things
- Create a gratitude tree
- Carry a gratitude rock
- Keep a gratitude diary/journal
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