Overall, if you're like most parents, you're probably pretty skilled at teaching your kids to say "please" and write thank you notes, but do your kids know what it means to be thankful? Would you please make sure the words they are speaking aren't empty?
Making an effort to raise grateful kids who appreciate everything and everyone around them is one of your most important jobs as a parent. Being grateful allows kids to step outside of their self-interests and recognize that they are not entitled to all the good things in their life.
Teaching your child gratitude begins with getting them to see that because nothing in life is promised, they should be thankful for all that is good in their world.