Hooty's Healthy Tips An Attitude of Gratitude

‘Tis the season of giving, which children may view more as the season of getting. Teaching our children to practice gratitude is not only good for their manners, it’s been found to be beneficial for their health. Research has shown that practicing gratitude can equate to a stronger immune system, more positive emotions and feeling less lonely. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends teaching kids to be thankful for what they have by showing them the joy of giving to others, sharing stories of family history, hardships and hard work, encouraging them to offer help to people who appreciate it, and limiting their exposure to social media and advertisements that can make them want more while feeling they actually have less. Check out these sources for more tips!