Teaching young kids gratitude extends beyond the holiday season

| November 23, 2016

By Sam Leyvas / First Things First

As the holiday season approaches, it is the perfect time to teach young children a very important life lesson about gratitude that will extend beyond the season.

Gratitude is a higher level concept that can be tricky for toddlers and preschoolers, who by their nature, tend to be self-focused. Talking with young children about being thankful for not only material things, but for acts of kindness from others, is one way.

As children grow with gratitude, they become more understanding of the needs and feelings of others.

So, how do we teach our children to be grateful? Here are five tips from First Things First, gathered from child development experts and websites:

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