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November, 2016

Parents can practice gratitude too . . .

Last week, Parenting Playbook talked about how parents can teach kids the meaning behind feeling thankful. This week, let’s look at the positives for parents in the practice of gratitude. As we mentioned last week, not only does a sense of gratitude feel good but research shows that this pleasant emotion and its expression result …Continue reading

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Teaching gratitude . . .

Having a sense of gratitude feels good, and research psychologists are finding that the pleasant emotion of gratitude and its expression result in higher levels of happiness, vitality, optimism, and hope. All of these lead to greater satisfaction with life. People who consciously experience appreciation also derive some physical health benefits, according to some of …Continue reading

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Family meetings . . .

Family meetings are a great way to promote constructive communication skills. During family meetings, everyone in the family can learn what each individual family member thinks and feels about a particular situation or issue. Family meetings promote the practice of problem-solving skills, and all members of the family have a chance to talk as well …Continue reading

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