One thing happy kids have in common

Grateful kids are happier kids. And encouraging this attitude in your child is as easy as pie.

Illustrations by Andrew Torrens

If you love this, check out our animated videos about teaching your child to be generous, forgiving, diligent, curious, and honest — and check out our collection of articles, videos, and infographics about how to teach your child six important character virtues: honesty, curiosity, grit, generosity, gratitude, and forgiveness.

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Getting kids to count their blessings can make them happier and less materialistic.

Gratitude is a uniquely soothing balm for the teen experience.

The great thing about gratitude is you can learn it, practice it, and cultivate it in your child.

This 6th grader finds reasons to be grateful every day.

Research shows grateful teens are more satisfied with their lives, use their strengths to better their community, are more engaged in their schoolwork and hobbies, have higher grades, and are less envious, depressed, and materialistic.

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