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Showing children how to be thankful by being thankful

November 21, 2013
By Sue Junge , Times-Republican

Thanksgiving is only a week away and I wanted to share some things that I am truly thankful for, and also give you some ideas on how to teach your child how to be thankful. We all want our children to understand what it truly means when they say "thank you," but it's not an easy job since many young children don't truly understand the concept of being thankful. They are taught that it's the polite thing to say when someone gives you something, but in the back of their mind they might be thinking "gee I wish I would have gotten more," not unusual for a child at all.



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