As parents, it can be frustrating when our kids show attitudes of ungratefulness. We want them to express appreciation for the things they have and not complain about what they don’t have. It can be upsetting and even embarrassing when our kids are ungrateful.
Do you want your beginning writer to write their own thank you notes but aren’t sure if they would be up to the task of writing a lot of different notes?
Wallets in hand, our five-year-old twins walked up to the counter where right behind it, Lumiere and the enchanted dishes were dancing to the music of Be Our Guest. The girls gently placed their sweet treasures on top of the counter as we approached.
Last year, our son, Kellan, received a handmade thank-you note from one of his friends for a birthday gift he’d given him. This card, created by a seven-year-old child was one of the sweetest little thank you notes I’d ever seen. The detailed drawing and note it included expressed clear appreciation for the gift and the friendship that the boys shared.
One of the things that I’ve tried to consistently do with the children on a daily basis for the last several years is to give thanks to the Lord for something when we pray. It has now naturally become a part of our prayers and when the kids say their own prayers they almost always give thanks for something.
And I am so thankful when they are thankful! 🙂