By Melissa Ford
Ever notice that humans don’t come into this world being appreciative? We enter screaming and kicking, being needy, demanding and self-centered!
One of our jobs as parents is to teach our kids appreciation, employing a variety of strategies, some that work and others that don’t.
Do you recognize any of your techniques below?
* Remind your child to say please and thank you
* Write Thank You notes
* Be a good role model
* Lay the guilt on when your kid isn't appreciative
* Have your child give their money to a worthy cause
* Talk to your son or daughter about gratitude
* Scold, lecture
* Remind your child over nad over how great s/he has it!
* Volunteer family time to those less fortunate
* Have your child buy his/her own things with allowance money
Teaching appreciation is a process and requires time and energy throughout your child’s life. But what if there was one thing parents could od that would ensure that their kids were more appreciative?
There is - by changing the way we give to our children.
On Thursday, March 22nd from 7 - 8:30 p.m. come learn a powerful perspective that turns those daily activities such as making meals, carpooling to helping with homework into gifts that your children will truly appreciate!
Date: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per person/$30 per couple *
Location: Vanguard River Forest Campus
7411 W. Lake Street, Building A, Suite 1100
To Register: Call 866.938.7256 (please provide class name, date & time)
* All proceeds will be donated to Oak Park Education Foundation (OPEF) - bringing Architecture, Robotics, Art, Science and Technology experts into Oak Park K-8th grade classrooms to work hands-on with students and teachers.