Hilly suggests simple steps on the way of making your child more grateful- it will guide him on the way of becoming positive, resilient, and confident adult.

You should also let him watch Hilly chooses happiness!

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How to start being more grateful:

1. Say your Affies! Positive self-talk improves a person’s mood. Feeling grateful is a positive emotion which makes you happy. Remind your child to look into his or her eyes and say an Affies every time they look in a mirror.

2. Before you get out of bed in the morning, think of three things you are grateful for. It is a great way to start the day on a positive note. At the breakfast table, ask your child what he or she is grateful for…. It could be as simple as being thankful for the sunny, warm day!

3. Start elevating your attitude and looking at the glass as being half full.  Instead of focusing on what is not going well or what you don’t have, try to look at the positive side of things. Your children will mimic you. Just watch!

4. Keep a gratitude journal – writing down what you are grateful for will help in all aspects of your life. You will become happier and healthier! Before your children go to bed, ask them to share one thing that made them smile; chances are that is what they are grateful for as well!

5. Help someone in need – this often helps you keep things in perspective and realize all the good things you have in your life. Helping others will bring you happiness and gratitude.

Print out the Affieland Calendar and ask your child to write one thing they are grateful for every day in the month of November. Post the calendar next to their bed so they don’t forget to write things down. If you have an older child, show them how to make a gratitude journal. Every night after saying their Affie in the mirror, and as they are going to bed, have them write a sentence or two about what they were grateful for that day.

Teaching your child tool to feel gratitude will help them to become positive, resilient, and confident adults.