The Link Between Attitude and Gratitude
This question came in from a Success 2.0 Webcast
“What is the best way to teach teens how to be more positive in this “me-me” society we live in?” Nick
I have a 15 year old daughter, so I know exactly what you mean! The key is teaching kids gratitude, which is the healthiest of all human emotions. The best way to learn gratitude is by serving others. Here is the kicker — you can’t learn gratitude by watching others serve; you yourself have to serve. Serving your kids and not requiring them to serve others will not do anything more than create for them the expectation that the world exists to make them happy. Find a service project you can do with your teenager that requires them to sacrifice and serve those far less fortunate than themselves, and then talk about how grateful you are for the things that you do have. Just talking about this is not enough – you must serve others to truly appreciate everything that you have.