How to Teach Kids Gratitude (In a Way They’ll Understand)

We all want our kids to grow into happy and healthy adults.

It turns out there is a common thread among happy people, and it’s as straightforward as it is powerful.

It’s gratitude.

Leading gratitude researcher Robert A. Emmons undertook studies that highlight a link between gratitude and well-being. Emmons says “The practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person’s life.”

For Moms

How to Cope When You Get Really Angry with Your Kids

It’s another day.

Too many dishes in the sink, too many toys on the floor and then an argument breaks out while you rush to get dinner on the table.

One second you’re saying, “please share with your sister,” and then next you shout, “WILL YOU STOP FIGHTING! I’M SO SICK OF THIS, I’VE HAD ENOUGH!”

There’s a moments silence and then a flood of tears matched by a wave of regret.

Mom anger.

It’s not picture-perfect, but it’s a part of life for many Moms.