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Gratitude with kids

I was wondering if anyone has tried doing gratitude work with their children. I try to do it myself, but am considering introducing my 4 year old to the concept. I’ve noticed lately that she’ll focus on the negative or disappointing part of her day and I’m hoping to help her change her perspective. If anyone has done this with their children or has some advice or recommendations for how to do this, I’d love to hear from you.

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In my limited experience it definitely seems harder than it is, but it's still pretty difficult. Children are this wierd dichotomy of intense selfishness and heart broken empathy and you just have to tease out and reward the one and try to stifle the other and know that there will be good days and bad days like every other aspect of parenting. And one day you may get to experience the worry and pride I did as your four year old daughter, while collecting money for UNICEF or something just, unloads, her righteous indignation and pure toddling fury on neighbours who wouldn't give any spare change for hungry children. That was a decade ago they still give her embarrassed looks. Good luck.

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