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Gratitude is “growable” in children.

EP08: Coaching Kids To Be Grateful

“Gratitude helps us create and spread meaning out of the goodness and kindness we experience.” In this episode, Dr. Giacomo Bono describes how gratitude is “growable.” He explains the relationship between gratitude and learning, and provides practical tips for parents who want to coach their kids to be grateful.

The Resources

THANKS! A STRENGTHS-BASED GRATITUDE CURRICULUM FOR TEENS AND TWEENS

Over the past two decades, studies have consistently found that people who practice gratitude report fewer symptoms of illness, including depression, more optimism and happiness, stronger relationships, more generous behavior, and many other benefits.

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A NEW APPROACH TO GRATITUDE INTERVENTIONS IN HIGHSCHOOLS THAT SUPPORTS STUDENT WELLBEING

Source: The Journal of Positive Psychology

High school students need better character development programs for today’s world. With the dawn of the internet and smartphones, the degree of challenge and change adolescents confront today is unprecedented compared to previous generations.

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USE 3-2-1 TO HELP YOUR CHILD REFLECT

Reflection is an important part of the learning process for your child. When our children reflect over their schoolwork and self-assess, they own their learning, which will help keep them moving forward to the next step. 3-2-1 is a reflection tool you can use to guide reflective conversations with your child. 3-2-1 is a structure you to collect information from your child, which will help both you and your child know whether they are hitting the mark. 

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