Giving Thanks!

By definition, it is a feeling or expression of gratitude, appreciation, recognition, credit or merit. What power this one word conveys! Besides, it can also serve as a motivational tool.  Who doesn’t like to be thanked for a job well done?

According to a 10 year survey by leadership experts, thanking people for every day activities, both at home and on the job has surprisingly become hard to do. When was the last time you heard these words spoken to you, or even used?

Parents are continually asking, how do you teach children to say thanks, and also be thankful?  The reality is, it must start with you. Children learn by example. Your actions, your thoughts, and your deeds, are what children are watching.

As this holiday season approaches, let us all come together in a unified effort to not only be thankful for our everyday blessings, but focus on everyday people we can thank effectively.

And finally, it is only fitting that we take the time to thank all of our veterans and active military men and women who have served to protect us, and inspire us with their dedication and courage.

Champion Parenting, Inc./Building Leaders for Life

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About authoraliceiorio

A nationally known educator, with over 20 years of teaching experience (preschool- college) is President and founder of Champion Parenting, Inc., a nonprofit.
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