Showing Appreciation

Have you ever felt judged by others because your child didn't say "thank you?" Did that feeling lead you to want to control or coerce your child?

How can we can teach our children to express their feelings of appreciation and gratitude without making them feel shame?

This is a timely question for me because as you may or may not have heard, I was recently reminded of how important it is to feel appreciation for the people in my life.

Of course, I am only human and sometimes it is hard to SHOW that appreciation - especially if I am feeling judged, less than, neglected, overwhelmed or alone.

There are so many feelings that can get in the way of us expressing how we truly feel and that can lead to misunderstandings and hurt feelings.

So when a mom asked me on the Facebook page, "How do I encourage my son to show more appreciation?" - I thought it was a super-important question to address in this week's TEACHable Moment.

But first, as always - we need to do a little bit of "re-framing," so that we can make sure we are asking the right questions

So tell me, how can you support your kids in expressing gratitude without making them feel shamed or blamed? Share your stories and leave me a comment below.

Until next time, know that I appreciate you so much for watching, so thank you and have a great week!

Talk soon,

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