What is gratitude?
Studies show that practicing gratitude makes you happier. Many times, people who intentionally focus on people and things that they are thankful for are happier people. Expressing gratitude is also good for relationships! If we focus on the positive things about a person and acknowledge their kindness, it can improve our relationship with that person.
Although gratitude activities can be practiced any time of the year, November is an especially good time to start a family gratitude activity, with Thanksgiving coming up this year on Thursday, November 25th.
In this month’s edition of Power Parent Magazine, you’ll find these great resources:
- Find a guide to kick off a month of gratitude in GOOD TO KNOW: Gratitude Exercises & Activities
- It’s important to be your child’s support system during this pandemic, but first you have to support yourself before you can support anyone else. Find more under SETTING GOALS: Parenting during a Pandemic
- Under CHECK IT OUT: Mindful Media for Kids, you’ll find a list of top-rated apps, games, and more for you child to use to be more mindful
- COVID is still upon us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be grateful! Discover more in NETWORKING FOR SUCCESS: COVID Thanksgiving
- In NAVIGATING ACHIEVEMENT: Practicing Mindful Gratitude, you’ll find resources to help your family practice mindfulness and gratitude
- A grateful family is a happy family. Find helpful resources under FAMILY CONVERSATIONS: Thankful for Family