How Does Your Family Show Appreciation?

Every family has a unique way of showing appreciation for another person. Some families are physically affectionate with hugs, some are verbally encouraging, and some do kind deeds. Regardless of how your family shows appreciation, know that it’s not just about family bonding. You’re teaching your teen to show that appreciation to the world beyond. So catch your teen being generous, encourage them to be selfless, and choose your words carefully––focusing on keeping it kind. When you do these things, you reinforce that appreciation is important and a core value that will take them far in the world.

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About Melissa Ford

Melissa Ford is the senior strategist at Women Online. As a writer, she covers a diverse range of topics including education, health, technology, and parenting. She is also the mother of amazing twin teens.

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