Mental Health & Wellness - Gratitude and Appreciation

Mental Health & Wellness - Gratitude and Appreciation

Gratitude and appreciation can be more than just saying “thank-you”.

Gratitude and appreciation allow us to take time to reflect on the positive actions displayed by ourselves and others and recognize them in an intentional way.

Click here to read more about the benefits of gratitude and appreciation from PositivePsychology.com!

How to Show Appreciation to our Children

Put less emphasis on material things

  • Life is filled with lots of joy and this joy is not made of material things. Talk/ask them when they feel their happiest. Teach them that the best part of life is when you are with the people you love rather than things you like.

Recognize their acts of kindness

  • Recognize the acts of kindness your kid's display. Whether it is as simple as putting their toys away, or sharing with someone else, recognizing these behaviours reinforces them. Kids want to please their parents/caregivers, so let them know how proud you are of them.

Gratitude time

  • Talk to your kids about what they are grateful for. Let them know that you are most grateful for them.
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Youth Gratitude Infographic

For parents and caregivers it sometimes seems impossible to find time to do things that shift the focus to us. However, appreciating yourself and others can be short and simple, while still benefiting ourselves and our relationships.

Self Gratitude - Recognizing what we appreciate in our lives can take some reflection.
Gratitude Infographic

13 Most Popular Gratitude Exercises & Activities - PositivePsychology.com

Gratitude Infographic
Gratitude Infographic

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