How does your child react when you refuse to make a purchase for him or her?
Is there a tantrum, guilt trip, or nagging involved? These are all signs of an ungrateful heart.
Today, I provide two ways to prevent ungratefulness.
People—including our kids— are never more physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy than when they’re grateful.
Gratefulness can be cultivated in a couple of ways:
First, by not always getting them what they want when they want it. And second, by letting them have some skin in the game.
Teach them the virtue of delayed gratification and working for what they get. Requiring our kids work for, and save money for, the little extras in life will not only make them more grateful; but, they’ll learn to make more discriminant purchases as well.
Conversation Starter: What are some other ideas of preventing ungratefulness?
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