Why you should introduce gratitude from a young age
The importance of Gratitude
How’s July treating you? With the holidays almost upon us, I wanted to share with you something that has become more popular recently, yet I haven’t felt the benefits for children have been expressed in much detail.
In a world with so much going on and things changing daily, more of us are seeking ways in which to deal with change and all things life throws at us.
A lot gets taken for granted, stress can hit us when we least expect it and aren’t prepared plus more and more pressure is being put upon not just us, but our children too from all angles.
One small act a day can add immense value to how we deal with these aspects and it doesn’t cost a penny.
‘The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.’ – Google
There are endless benefits of Gratitude, and the earlier our children become aware of these and understand them, the better!
So what does it do?
- Strengthens our emotions
- Makes us happier
- Develops our personality
- Increases self-esteem
- Can improve sleep
- Increases energy levels
|Imagine if these were available to children from very early on? I can guarantee the world would be a happier, loving place.|
Working as a Nanny is an incredible job, and to think you can be a part of introducing children to the wonders of gratitude is just amazing! Giving them a way of enhancing their lives for years to come will leave you feeling incredibly grateful to have had this impact.
I’ve also found that the impact wealth can have on children is huge, and a lot of UHNW families struggle with their children being disrespectful, unkind and rude each day.
Why? Because they get everything they want! They do not have to earn or work for it, one click and the latest whatever craze is ordered and delivered by Amazon Prime.
|Even as parents you can apply the act of gratitude in many ways and allow your children to flourish.|
Work it in as part of their daily routine, whether it’s before school, after school or before bed at night there is always times to be more grateful.
Get creative with a book or chart and allow the children to design it themselves, work on it each day and discuss what goals they’d like to set for the week.
This in itself is giving them independence, allowing them to be creative alongside incorporating gratitude into their lives daily.
I’ve seen some cute Gratitude Journals in stores lately and came across some awesome ones for children, or you could create your own!
Here’s a selection of the ones that have been approved by the Luna team:
- Gratitude Journal For Kids | £5.14| see here
- Draw and Write | £4.53| Useful tips to express their gratitude|
- My First Gratitude Journal | £8.26| Simple and clear|
If you feel like you need to incorporate gratitude daily into YOUR life, we are giving away a free Gratitude Journal!
Simply comment below or on our Facebook post ways in which you practise gratitude daily for your chance to win!
Until next time