Research has shown that gratitude is consistently associated with happiness, which is why it's a good idea to start teaching children about gratitude while they're young.

Parent coach, Christy Keating, is here to give tips on using the holidays as a moment to teach your kids about the importance of gratitude.

Christy's Tips for Gratitude:

  • Get the kids involved in family work (i.e. take out the trash, laundry, helping an older relative).
  • Share gratitude and appreciation on a regular basis. This can even be practiced at family meals by asking everyone to say what they are grateful for that day.
  • Teach children the value of money by explaining budgets, how to save for what they want, and charity.
  • Use the holidays as a chance to teach about giving rather than receiving.

Segment Producer: Joseph Suttner 

Watch New Day Northwest 11 AM weekdays on KING 5 and streaming live on KING5.com. Segment Ideas? Feedback? Contact Us