Raising Grateful Kids

 

I’ve mentioned on my social media accounts that I’m apart of Kristen Welch’s {We Are That Family} Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World Launch Team, but haven’t written about it here.

Especially during this Harried Holiday Season, it’s hard to see past the pile of, yet to be wrapped, gifts….and into the hearts of our children.

Even I have gone a little present-buying bonkers for my little man this year.

Reading this book has really hit a nerve, a little too close to home. Reminding me that, “Our kids don’t need more stuff or more freedom; they need more of us.”

So, instead of going crazy with the gift buying, I’m going to try to be more present. To have experiences with my child, rather than just gifting him things. To take the time to remember that this season isn’t only for receiving gifts, but also for sharing them.

If you too want to learn more tips on how to raise less entitled children, pre-order this book. It comes out early next year, and it is a must read for my Momma friends!

What steps are you taking to raise less entitled littles? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

 

3 Comments

  1. Cori

    December 16, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    I saw something where Santa sent children letters stating how he had gotten their latest wishes, but needed their help. He knew of other children who didn’t have many toys and asked the kids if they would be willing to share toys they no longer played with. The point was for children to voluntarily go through their toys to be donated to children who have very little. I thought it was cute, and a nice way to teach that some are less fortunate that you and you should be grateful for what you have, etc.

    1. mrsbishop

      December 16, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Love that! We had my son go through his toys and get rid of some- I explained to him that not everyone gets gifts for Christmas and we should share with our friends. He picked out much more to share than I expected. The hearts of children! <3

  2. Ashlyn @ A Mom In Training

    December 17, 2015 at 7:39 am

    I definitely try to do the same with my daughter ~ create more experiences with her. Currently working on that with the hubby now, but he’ll get around. 😉 Thank you for sharing this book. We are definitely in an entitled world!

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