Kit Yarrow, author of Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy, explains that “Kids who experience higher levels of gratitude also have: stronger immune functioning, more and better friendships, higher pay, more energy, more optimism, more happiness, sounder sleep, fewer addictions.”
Higher pay? More happiness? Sounder sleep? What parent wouldn’t want for their child the benefits Yarrow credits to experiencing gratitude? There are many ways to help your child experience gratitude. One great way is to teach them how to say “thank you”, starting with thank-you notes.