Say ‘Thank You’ To Your Child

We want our children to appreciate things. We often remind them to say, “Thank you.” But the best way to get kids to do what we want is to set an example. It is as simple as saying “Thank You” to your child.

This Thanksgiving season and beyond, commit to finding at least one thing each day to thank your child for.

For example, thank him for:

  • Listening and doing what you ask.
  • Showing good manners when neighbors arrive.
  • Setting the table or other assigned chores.
  • Working hard on homework.
  • Helping a friend or relative.

At bedtime, review the day. If you haven’t thanked your child for something, do it then. He will fall asleep feeling good about himself …. and you.

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