Gratitude is about taking some time to recognise and celebrate the people and things we love and are thankful for. Being grateful can have a big impact on wellbeing as it strengthens relationships and makes us more optimistic.
You can help your child practice gratitude by talking to them about:
Being kind to others also supports wellbeing. It promotes feelings of gratitude as well as compassion and empathy. Kindness helps to build a sense of community and reduces stress.
With your child, make a list of all the ways they can be kind to family, friends and your community. Together, chose a few things to practice being kind.