Tuesday, March 14, 2017

When Kids Say Thanks

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When Kids Say Thanks

It is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy.

- Brother David Steindl-Rast -

When Kids Say Thanks

When a child shows or feels gratitude, how does it affect other areas of his or her life over time? How best could we bring this practice into schools? What techniques in which settings produce the best results? Inspired by an act of kindness received while recovering from a childhood illness, Giacomo Bono has been studying the answers to these questions and more, adding to a growing body of research on the science of gratitude. While they're a few years away from definitive conclusions, one study linked expressions of gratitude with an increase in prosocial behavior, satisfaction with life, hope, and search for purpose, and less antisocial behavior and depression. Another study suggested gratitude was responsible for an increase in achievement, grit, positive social conduct, relationships with peers and teachers, and school satisfaction. In this interesting article, a closer look at the studies so far. { read more }

Be The Change

Today, remember a time when someone did something for you for which you are grateful. Reflect on the effort they put forth and why they might have done it. If you have children, ask them to do the same.

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