Growing Gratitude

Gratitude is far from fixed; the youngest tweens and the oldest teens can learn to be more grateful. It’s never too late to teach appreciation.

Greater Good suggests four strategies parents can use to help teens learn to feel more grateful. The ideas reflect exhaustive research from across the globe, including studies in Brazil, China, Guatemala, Russia, South Korea, Turkey, and the United States. One opportunity includes encouraging teens to participate in activities such as volunteering. Another idea is to make sure teens are surrounded by role models with an appreciative attitude and grateful behavior. 

You can gain more ideas by reading “How to Help Gratitude Grow in Your Kids” here.

Greater Good is the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.