Building an attitude of gratitude in children

Here’s why grateful kids deal better with challenges—including this entire year

The year started with so much promise. But by April, few people were feeling many reasons to be grateful.

Job layoffs upset travel plans. Health concerns upended those New Year’s resolutions. Kids and parents became shut-ins. And now a winter surge of COVID-19 infections threatens to ruin everything from birthday party plans to holiday traditions.

It’s enough to make anyone—especially children—feel hopeless. But experts say teaching kids to have a gratitude mindset can help them weather this challenge and any still to come.

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