Culture may be pushing kids to want, want, want, but a growing body of research shows that gratitude for what one already has is a huge component for kids of not just happiness, but of physical health, life satisfaction, and even grade point average. So what’s a parent to do? How does one foster gratitude in children, not just for the holidays but for the whole year? Never fear – we’ve read a bunch of the research and have come up with our top five tips for fostering gratitude in kids.
It turns out that, in high school, everyone except the highest echelon of the social pecking order gets bullied, according to a study published in the journal of the American Sociological Association.
Holiday Gifts: One mother laments that cowgirl and pirate costumes for girls are virtually non-existent, while another finds proof that real cowboys do wear pink.