Grateful Parenting

A parent who lives gratefully will role model gratefulness and infuse the home with grateful practices. Beyond this, grateful parenting also suggests being grateful for one's particular child, being aware and appreciative of the gifts and qualities that child has. It suggests respecting one's child as a person, and all that ensues from such an open positive attitude. Gratitude for your child, including calling to mind all the reasons you like your child, can temper your parenting with gentleness and meaning and build a more trusting, accepting home for you both.