Hi Vonkids Parents, today we are going to talk about raising grateful children.
It has come to my attention as I see more and more kids publicly and even in my own home… that kids can fall into a habit of demanding things like they deserve them.
“Mom, I want that and that and that…please, it’s just one thing…”
Of course, I would love to buy everything my kids want but how are they going to appreciate what they already have if I buy them e-very-thing?!
So I took a look at myself, what am I saying and doing for my kids to be demanding things like that, and yes I can objectively see some of my mistakes like bribing them with material things to reinforce certain behaviours instead of using non-material things. Also going to the grocery shopping and buying them stuff just to have a quiet and peaceful shopping trip….sound familiar?
Parents, first we have to be congruent with our thoughts and actions, as the example we give them will be the best way to teach them. So here are some tips I’m going to put into action and hope they help you too if you are experiencing similar issues.